Savory Squash Tartlets

Vegan, Gluten-Free

Makes 2 Tarlets (I used tartlet pans with a 3.5 inch diameter) 


  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 3 TBSP buckwheat groats
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 to 1 TBSP water
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 10 ounces of butternut squash
  • Olive oil for roasting squash 
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 TBSP vegan butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Peel and cut butternut squash into cubes (or buy pre-cut squash). Toss with olive oil, salt & pepper to taste, and dried thyme. Roast for 30 minutes until completely tender, flipping halfway through. 
  2. For the crust, place almonds, buckwheat, sesame seeds, 1 TBSP olive oil, 1/2 TBSP water, garlic power, and salt & pepper to taste in a food processor. Blend until thoroughly mixed and you have a dough that binds together when pressed with your fingers. Add up to 1/2 TBSP more water, if needed. 
  3. Press the crust into the bottom and sides of two tartlet pans. Bake for 10-12 minutes until crust is set. 
  4. Once the squash is cooked, purée it in a food processor along with the vegan butter and salt & pepper to taste.  Add more butter for more creamy deliciousness. 
  5. Pour butternut squash purée into tart crusts. Top as desired.