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These vibrant, vegan mini vegetable tarts are as delicious as they are beautiful to look at.

Alternative baking is the new baking! Whether you’re eschewing grains, dairy or sugar (or in the case of this book, all three), Clean Cakes has a sweet or savory baked confection for you. Enlist the help of British pastry chef Henrietta Inman and an expanded pantry to reap the benefits of extra-friendly goodies everyone can enjoy. 

These sublime savory tarts pack a super flavor punch. A spicy base made with sesame seeds and toasted pecans is covered in a light and creamy cashew béchamel, all topped off with an abundant mix of sweet and earthy carrots and beetroot. They are grain-free, vegan and perfect for a comforting but light lunch or supper.

Note: To make one large tart, line a 10- to 11-inch tart tin with the above quantity of pastry and increase the baking time to 15-20 minutes or until dark golden brown, then fill as above.

Reprinted with permission from Clean Cakes