Craving a warm, cheesy appetizer but trying to be healthy? These spinach & goat cheese mini tarts are the perfect choice!
Spinach & Goat Cheese Mini Tarts
- 2 pieces lavash
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pound baby spinach
- 4 ounces goat cheese softened
- Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Cut 4-inch circles out of lavash bread. Set aside.*
Heat nonstick frying pan over medium heat and add oil.
Add onion and sauté for 5-7 minutes or until onions are tender.
Add garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
Add spinach, and sauté until wilted, approximately 5 minutes, mixing well.
Remove from heat, and add goat cheese.
Season with pepper, and mix well.
Using a mini muffin pan, place one lavash circle in a muffin cup, pressing down to form a shell.
Repeat with remaining lavash circles.
Divide spinach mixture evenly among the lavash shells.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until shell is golden brown and cheese is melted.
These can be served immediately from the oven.
They also can be refrigerated and served cold or reheated.
January- the time of year when the world seems to focus on health and fitness.
However, just because you’re focusing on healthier eating and keeping fit doesn’t mean that you can’t snack!
Allow me to introduce you to the most flavorful, healthy-ish mini tart. These spinach and goat cheese mini tarts may not be 100% health food, but they’re about as close are you’re going to get when you’re working with cheese.
Wait! These mini-tarts really are healthy?
- The crust is made from lavash. Low in calories and carbs, they provide a crispy edge to these treats.
- There are only two ounces of goat cheese in the entire recipe, which keeps the calories low. Plus, goat cheese has a good amount of tang, adding extra flavor to the mini tarts.
- There’s an entire pound of spinach in the recipe. If you eat a few of these, I’m guessing you’re getting a serving of vegetables.
While you’re working on your New Year resolution to get in better shape, this could be recipe to make for a little indulgence. They’ll have you thinking you’re eating something way more indulgent without the calories to make it so.
Yes, you can eat healthy and have appetizers, too!
Need another idea?
If you’re looking for more healthy ways to use spinach in your appetizers, give this Healthy Spinach Dip a try.