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.
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Last modified on: December 30th 2019

For 2 tarts, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
1 hour 17 min.1 hour 17 min.
Keeping: 2 days at most in the fridge.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 30 min.
Mexican tart : Photo of step #1
Use 600 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.
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Pass the cooked 800 g tinned red kidney beans through a vegetable mill...

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Mexican tart : Photo of step #3 give a smooth purée, then add 8 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper while beating with a whisk.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
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Prepare 2 reds onion and slice very finely.

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

Check the seasoning.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Mix in a bowl: 8 tablespoons lime juice, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 20 drops Tabasco, salt and pepper.

Stage 7 - 12 min.
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Prepare 8 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.
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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.
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Arrange the slices of avocado on top, closely packed as there should be plently of it.

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

Stage 11
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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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,755 Kcal or 19,908 Kj223 gr738 gr384 gr
238 %86 %70 %58 %
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).

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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, African style chicken, Express chilli con carne, Enchiladas, ... All
Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée)Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Deep leek and potato quiche, Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust), Potimarron and Parmesan tart, Gisèle's Pasties, Rata-tart, ... All
TabascoTabasco: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Green avocado salad, Verrine of avocado mousse and crab, Sushi, Mexican salad, Hot tomato sauce, ... All
Lime juiceLime juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Lime meringue tart, Langoustine sabayon tart, Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts, Cocktails, Mexican salad, ... All

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