Ah – the torta salata, or ‘salty cake’. Flaky pastry filled with imagination.
It’s embarrassing to put this out there for public consumption because it’s so simple. You can make it harder on yourself by making the key ingredients from scratch, but why? Wouldn’t you rather whip this delightful dish together and spend the spare time doing something you love even more?
If you’re looking for something healthy and delicious to make for lunch or a light dinner, then look no further than the Torta Salata. The “salty cake”, or at least this version of it, is versatile and extremely tasty, not to mention nutritious and preservative free.
We all know that you need to get your greens. In this Torta Salata you get more than your daily allotment – and it seems like a treat! You can use either fresh or frozen (I used frozen) without worrying. But if you do use frozen, be sure they’ve had most of the liquid squeezed out so you don’t end up with a soggy mess.
As always, and in adherence with the Mediterranean style of eating – make sure to use the absolute freshest and best produce and cheeses you can afford. Support your local farmers and buy directly from them.