Mexican tart

Mexican tart
This unusual tart features two star ingredients of South American cuisine: red kidney beans and avocado.

The shortcrust pastry case is filled with a red bean and onion purée, then topped with sliced avocado dressed with lime and garnished with fresh coriander.
56K 3 2.3
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Last modified on: December 30th 2019

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 30 min.
Mexican tart
Use 300 g Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) to make a cooked pastry case: roll out and line a tart tin then bake blind.

Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Mexican tart
Pass the cooked 400 g tinned red kidney beans through a vegetable mill...

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Mexican tart give a smooth purée, then add 4 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper while beating with a whisk.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
Mexican tart
Prepare 1 red onion and slice very finely.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Mexican tart
Add to the red bean puree and mix well.

Check the seasoning.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Mexican tart
Mix in a bowl: 4 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 10 drops Tabasco, salt and pepper.

Stage 7 - 12 min.
Mexican tart
Prepare 4 avocados and slice. Put in a salad bowl and drizzle the lime juice and oil mixture over.

Mix very gently, as the avocado slices are fragile and tend to break up easily.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Mexican tart
Sit the cooled tart case on its serving plate and fill with the red bean purée in a thick, even layer.

Stage 9 - 7 min.
Mexican tart
Arrange the slices of avocado on top, closely packed as there should be plently of it.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Mexican tart
Dip a brush in the leftover lime dressing and brush this over the top to give an attractive shine to the tart.

Stage 11
Mexican tart
Finish with a little coarsly chopped coriander. Your Mexican tart is ready.
The Tabasco sauce in stage 6 is not absolutely essentail, but it really does pep up the flavour.

Similarly, though it is more Mediterranean than South American, you can use puréed chick peas.
2 days at most in the fridge.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,377 Kcal or 9,952 Kj111 gr369 gr192 gr
119 %43 %35 %29 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
120 Kcal or 502 Kj6 gr19 gr10 gr
6 %2 %2 %1 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,377 Kcal or 9,952 Kj111 gr369 gr192 gr
119 %43 %35 %29 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 tart : 3.55 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Tinned red kidney beansTinned red kidney beans: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Mexican salad, Pumpkin and red-bean tortillas, Enchiladas, African style chicken, Cauliflower, red bean and avocado salad, ... All
Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée)Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gisèle's Pasties, Angevin plum pâté, French custard tart, Black sesame flan, Rata-tart, ... All
TabascoTabasco: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Mexican ceviche, Cocktail sauce, Hot tomato sauce, Express chilli con carne, Avocado and smoked salmon terrine , ... All
Lime juiceLime juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Langoustine sabayon tart, Mojito peaches, Mexican salad, Thin tomato jelly and avocado tart, Cucumber, avocado and mussel salad, ... All
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