Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Simple Tart

Hello :) I made this simple tart for lunch a little while ago now. I'd been to the markets and purchased some hand-stuffed olives and was pondering what to do with them. A tart it was to be. Simple and scrumptious. Is there anything more to say?

Recipe: Zucchini, tomato and olive tarts (makes 4)
1 sheet puff pastry
A few tablespoons of pesto
Zucchini, sliced
Cherry tomatoes, sliced
Goats or feta cheese
1. Leave 1 sheet of puff pastry to thaw for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, have a snack. Apples are really quite delicious at the moment. Oh and preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
2. Transfer the sheet to a baking tray, spray lightly with olive oil. Cut puff pastry into 4 squares and prick with a fork a few times.
3. Spoon about a tablespoon of pesto on each square, leaving a centimetre on the edges.
4. Score the edges with a knife.
5. Arrange the sliced zucchini, tomato and olives on the pastry pieces.
6. Bake for about 10-15 minutes, until the edges are crisp and golden. When the tarts are still warm, scatter the goats or feta cheese on top.
7. Serve warm, on its own or with a fresh salad.

Next cooking goal: to make the pastry from scratch! 

Hannah x


  1. yum !!! i have made variations of this over the years its awesome! thinly sliced pumpkin/sweet potato (i slice in my processor) w rosemary & gorgonzola is amaze... also any veg combo with goats curd, or buffalo mozzarela... yum... i'm drooling now!! xxx

    1. oh my, that combination sounds seriously delicious! I'll make sure I keep experimenting :)

  2. Yum that looks really good! Simple but tasty. Good luck making the pastry

  3. I'm so in love with tarts, you know this :) good luck with the pastry!! you'll love it. although quality puff pastry is so good for a quick meal. I made a v similar tart for girlfriends when we had a movie night recently!
    Heidi xo