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Courgette and red onion tart recipe

Courgette and red onion tart recipe

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This is a brilliant tart to make when friends or family are coming over for lunch. Tender courgettes and sweet red onions are a great filling – especially when nestled on top of the creamy, cheesy filling. Pine nuts add a gorgeous crunch. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 484 calories / serving


  • 1 x 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • knob of butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 courgettes, sliced
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 50g (2oz) pine nuts
  • 150ml (5fl oz) creme fraiche
  • 50g (2½oz) Parmesan
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    38g 55%
  • Saturates

    18g 90%
  • Sugars

    3g 4%
  • Salt

    0.7g 12%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 26.1g Protein 10.7g Fibre 2g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Unroll the pastry on to an oiled baking sheet and score a 3cm (1½in) wide border. Prick inside the border with a fork and brush the pastry with a little of the egg. Bake for 12 minutes, until risen and lightly golden.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan. Add the courgette, onion and garlic. Fry over a medium heat for 6-8 minutes, then stir in the pine nuts.
  3. Gently press down the middle of the pastry, to allow room for the filling. Set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Mix together the crème fraîche with half the Parmesan and the remaining beaten egg. Spread the mixture inside the border and top with the fried vegetables and remaining Parmesan. Return to the oven for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through.

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