Mushroom & Walnut Tart (vegan & gluten free)

I’m always on the hunt for tasty plant based festive centre piece recipes – as I guess many of us are. My Mushroom & Walnut Tart is perfect for that – delicious and a bit special.

The creamy filling is made from a combination of cashews and chickpeas or butter beans which add a little lightness to the mix. Then add in some nutritional yeast for cheesy-ness and the sun dried tomatoes add loads of flavour.

The juicy mushrooms are added at the end then topped with walnuts – so good.

Do you want to know the amazing thing about this recipe? The crust is made from tin chickpeas! How cool is that? So naturally gluten free and lower fat than pastry. Let me know what you think!

I love to serve this with;



Crispy potatoes

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  aprox 8 servings
  20 mins preparation time
  1 hr cook time


For the crust; 

  • 1 can chickpeas drained 
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt 
  • Pinch black pepper 
  • 3 tbsp buckwheat flour 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 

To make the filling;

  • 150g cashews (soaked for at least 2 hours)
  • 60ml water
  • 100g sun dried tomatoes – in oil drained
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 100g butter beans or chickpeas drained 
  • 1 tsp sea salt  


  • 250g mushrooms sliced 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • Pinch sea salt 
  • Black pepper
  • 3 tbsp dill 
  • 2 tbsp thyme 
  • Handful for walnuts 

To top;

  • Balsamic vinegar


To make the tart base;

  1. Pre heat your oven to 180c.
  2. Add the ingredients to a food processor and blitz until everything comes together into a dough. You may need to scrape the sides a few times. 
  3. Grease a loose bottom tart pan then add the dough. Shape it over the bottom and up the sides.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes then remove from the oven.

To cook the mushrooms;

  1. In a small pan – add the mushrooms and oil, fry for 7-8 minuted until soft.
  2. Season well.

To make the filling;

  1. Blend all the filling ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth.
  2. Spoon into a large bowl and then mix half the mushrooms and fresh herbs.

To compile the tart;

  1. Spoon the filling into the tart base and press into the corners.
  2. Now top with the remaining mushrooms and walnuts. Press down a bit.
  3. Bake for a further 15 – 20 minutes
  4. Before serving drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

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