To my friend, the king of the tarts!

A friend of ours is renowned for turning up to every party, luncheon, bbq (you name it!) with the same wafer thin quiche-come-tart of ham and egg. Not once in 5 years have I seen a deviation from this recipe and whilst it’s always well received just once I’d love to fall off my chair at the sight of him marching in and boldly placing a frittata or vegetable quiche on the counter. I fear we’re a long way off this sight so it falls to me to propose my own alternative with this zucchine, tomato, feta and thyme tart.

The feta is a great cheese to use as it doesn’t melt so you retain some texture and the zucchine and tomato provide a freshness that traditional quiches, using eggs, sometimes loose. Accompany with a mixed salad for a light and tasty lunch.

I dedicate this tart to my anonymous friend hereby known as “the king of tarts!”

Zucchine, Tomato, Feta and Thyme tart

Ingredients: 1 pack ready to use puff pastry, 100g cubed Feta, 8-10 Cherry tomatoes (halved), 1/2 round zucchine or 1 small long zucchine, 3-4 sprigs thyme, salt and pepper, olive oil for drizzling

Preparation: 10 mins + 25 Cooking

1. Preheat oven to 200C and prepare a round baking tray with baking paper (you should find your pastry comes with some)

2. Place your pastry in the tray

3. Finely slice the zucchine and cover the base of the pastry. If using a round zucchine you can lay the slices around as you would for a fruit flan. If using a long zucchine then slice in rounds.

4. Half the tomatoes and scatter on top of the zucchine.

5. Cube your feta and sprinkle over the tomatoes.

6. Sprinkle over the thyme leaves and some salt and pepper to taste and finally drizzle a little olive oil.

7. Bake for c. 25 mins in centre of hot oven.

8. Leave to cool slightly before eating.

3 Responses to “To my friend, the king of the tarts!”
  1. Fantastic! that is a truly great looking tart – so pretty. Great use of feta too, it work so well in tarts. This looks a little bit Greek 😀

  2. sybaritica says:

    That looks delicious. I like feta on regular pizza as well

  3. Beautiful! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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