Best Brunch Recipe to Cook for Your Mom This Mother’s Day
This Mother’s Day weekend, surprise mom with a homemade meal, made with love. Cooking at home doesn’t have to be complicated. Our Rainbow Beet and Lemon Feta Tart is an easy recipe that you can add to your Sunday brunch menu and wow mom all at the same time.
Start by cooking the beets in a large pot of simmering water for about 45 minutes or roast whole in the oven. When purchasing, buy a medley of small colourful beets, about 1.5 inches in diameter. Slip off the skins and slice the beets into thin ¼ inch slices. Leave aside for later. If you’re planning ahead, this step can be done in advance and the beets can be stored in an airtight contained in the fridge.
To make the tart base, place two fillo sheets side-by-side onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush each sheet with melted butter. Add two more sheets of fillo and again, brush with melted butter. Finally, add another layer and gently fold in the edges of the fillo to make a ½ inch border all around. Brush with more butter. This will act as the base to the tart, and will be about 10×12 inches.
Next, make the lemon feta. Combine 200g of feta, 1 clove of garlic, 1 tsp. of lemon zest, 1 tsp. of lemon juice, and 3 tbsp. of olive oil in a food processor and process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Scrape container and blend again for a minute until light and airy. Stir in 2 tbsp. of chives, finely chopped. (Entertaining tip: this filling is to die for!, and makes an irresistible topping to crackers and crostini. Add to your next charcuterie board for a tangy, creamy pairing!)
When the lemon feta is done, spread it over the fillo, all the way to the little borders. Layer the beets randomly over the surface of the tart. Brush beets lightly with remaining butter and season lightly with salt and pepper.
Preheat the oven to 375°F and bake for 27 to 30 minutes until fillo is golden.
Let the tart cool for ten minutes and then garnish with fresh basil leaves or micro greens. Cut into pieces and serve with your favourite salad or side.
Mother’s Day may look and feel differently this year, but with lots of family time and a delicious brunch, we’re sure she’ll love it.
For the full recipe, visit krinos.ca/recipes/rainbow-beet-and-lemon-feta-tart/.