Recipe: Leek, Kale and Sweet Potato Tart

leek kale and sweet potato tart recipe british leek association



Post in collaboration with British Leeks


We are huge fans of leeks, this year-round vegetable gives a lighter ‘onion’ taste to many dishes and this leek, kale and sweet potato tart is easy to make and shows that leeks are a lot more versatile than just something to be added to soup.

Did you know that Phoenician traders are said to have introduced the leek to Wales when they were trading for tin? Also, legend has it that in 640AD, the Briton King Cadwallader and his men were engaged in battle with invading Saxons. To distinguish themselves from the enemy, the Welsh wore leeks in their hats.


leek kale and sweet potato tart recipe british leek association


2 large leeks
2 medium sweet potatoes
150g kale
3 cloves garlic
1 sheet shortcrust pastry
Pea shoots to garnish
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp sage
½ tsp ground coriander
½ tsp fennels seeds
salt & pepper

leek kale and sweet potato tart recipe british leek association


Preheat the oven to 180ºC

Chop the sweet potato into roughly 4cm cubes, drizzle in olive oil then roast at 180°C for 20 minutes

While the sweet potato is baking, finely chop the leek (as you would an onion) and gently fry in a drizzle of olive oil

Once the leeks have softened add 3 minced cloves or garlic and fry for a further 1 minute

Add the sage, cumin, coriander, fennel, salt and pepper to the pan

Chop the kale then add to the pan and gently heat for a further 5 minutes

If using ready rolled pastry, add to a large tart dish with a removable base and prod the base with a fork 3-4 times.

Place a sheet of baking parchment with baking beads (or dry rice will do) on top of the tart then pop the tart in the oven for a blind bake for 15 minutes

Take out of the oven, remove the baking beads and parchment and add the leek, sweet potato and kale into the tart case then bake for a further 5 minutes

Take out of the oven and garnish with fresh pea shoots.

leek kale and sweet potato tart recipe british leek association





I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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