I had this amazing Kuri squash, purple kale and head of garlic in my CSA box from Tierra Vida Farms and wanted to make a tart out of it but did not know what kind of crust to make. I found this great recipe and thought I’d give it a whirl. It turned out incredible and can also be rolled out into a pizza crust. It was the perfect texture, not too doughy and not too thick!
*Adapted from Ashley Melillo | Blissful Basil*
- 5½ cups peeled and small-cubed sweet potatoes (about 2 large sweet potatoes)
- 1 egg (for vegan version, substitute – 1 tablespoon chia seeds and 3 tablespoons water)
- 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dried herbs of your choice or fresh herbs if you have them
- 4 cloves oven roasted garlic
- ½ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
- Pinch of chili flakes
- Be sure to measure out exactly 5½ cups of sweet potato cubes. Steam the sweet potato cubes in a steamer or over the stove for 30 minutes or until fork-tender.
- Whisk egg (for the vegan version add the chia seeds and water to a small bowl, whisk with a fork, and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes to create a chia egg.
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Add the steamed sweet potatoes to a large mixing bowl and mash them.
- Add in the egg or chia egg, oat flour, almond meal, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, basil, oregano, garlic powder, sea salt, and chili flakes. Stir together until combined.
- Line the pan of your choice with parchment paper. Scoop the sweet potato mixture onto the parchment paper and use a spatula to spread it into a large circle on the pan. This process takes 5 minutes or so, so be patient as you’re smoothing out the crust.
- Pop the pan in the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes or until the crust is set and the edges are golden brown.
- Remove the crust from the oven and let cool.
- Add desired toppings (e.g., pureed squash and sautéed kale with mushrooms in my case!) and return the pan to the oven and broil for 5 minutes.
- Slice, serve, and refrigerate leftovers.
*There tends to be some variability in baking time across kitchens, so you may need to bake up to 40 minutes to ensure the center of the crust is set.