Tomato and courgette tart


Tomato and courgette tart
This summer tart has a puff pastry base topped with a rosette of sliced tomatoes and sautéd courgettes. For a more substantial dish, add some diced feta on top before cooking.
172,9044.4/5 for 32 ratings
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Last modified on: July 18th 2010

For 1 tart, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 1 tart 2 tarts 3 tarts

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 18 min.47 min.2 hours 5 min.
Keeping: 1 or 2 days in the fridge, folded in a plastic film.
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Stage 1 - 50 min.
Tomato and courgette tart : Photo of step #1
Peel 4 tomatoes.

Slice fairly thickly. Sprinkle a little salt on both sides and spread them on a grid, if possible for at least an hour.

This is to drain some of the juice out of the tomatoes and to bring out their flavour.

Stage 2 - 7 min.
Tomato and courgette tart : Photo of step #2
Meanwhile, prepare 3 courgettes and slice.

Pour 3 tablespoons olive oil into a large pan over high heat, and when hot, add the sliced courgettes, thyme leaves, salt and pepper.

Cook for 5 to 7 minutes until the courgettes are just cooked but still slightly crunchy.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Tomato and courgette tart : Photo of step #3
Pour the contents of the pan through a strainer and leave to drain.

Important: do not throw away the oil which drains off, we will use it later.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Tomato and courgette tart : Photo of step #4
Roll out the pastry into a circle and prick all over with a fork or pique-vite (pastry pricker).

If you are not ready to use it immediately (if you are waiting for the tomatoes, for example), put the pastry to wait in the fridge.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Tomato and courgette tart : Photo of step #5
Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).

Spread 70 g tomato paste over the pastry, using a small spoon or brush.

Stage 6 - 7 min.
Tomato and courgette tart : Photo of step #6
Arrange the first round of the rosette by overlapping a tomato slice with 2 slices of courgette all the way round the outer edge of the pastry.

Stage 7 - 7 min.
Tomato and courgette tart : Photo of step #7
Arrange an inner circle overlapped in the opposite direction.

Place the top of a tomato in the centre.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Tomato and courgette tart : Photo of step #8
Finish with a few pieces of feta.

Stage 9 - 40 min.
Tomato and courgette tart : Photo of step #9
Cook for 30 to 40 minutes, watching carefully to make sure that the edge of the pastry doesn't burn.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
Tomato and courgette tart : Photo of step #10
As soon as it comes out of the oven, brush the olive oil kept from cooking the courgettes over the top of the tart to glaze it. This will give it a more appetizing appearance that will impress your guests.

Remarks

This tart can be eaten cold, but it is much better hot or warm.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,861 Kcal or 7,792 Kj24 gr105 gr150 gr
93 %9 %10 %23 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
120 Kcal or 502 Kj2 gr7 gr10 gr
6 %1 %1 %1 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,861 Kcal or 7,792 Kj24 gr105 gr150 gr
93 %9 %10 %23 %
% 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).

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And to drink?: A summery wine for a summery tart: for example the freshness of a Domaine du Tariquet, that excellent Côtes de Gascogne white.

Source

Home-made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Tomato pasteTomato paste: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Couscous, Tomato sauce for pizzas, Loaf for "les filles'", Taos hotpot, Cretan-style salmon , ... All
TomatoTomato: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mexican salad, Lebanese Tabbouleh, Hot tomato sauce, Vegetable pie, Tomato feuilleté with pesto, ... All
CourgetteCourgette: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Vegetable clafoutis, Italian style gratin, Langoustine gratin, Little vegetable omelettes, Cubed salad, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Endives , Lille style chicken, Potimarron braised in meat jus, Chicken and mushroom brik rolls, Quiche Bretonne, ... All

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