Tasty roasted vegetable tart

Jun 29, 2021
This lovely roast tart makes a great light lunch or dinner. Source: Getty

Finding interesting ways to use vegetables can be tricky, and many of us fall into the trap of cooking the same old veggies the same old way a few times a week. Mix things up with this scrumptious roasted vegetable tart. The hero here is Mediterranean veggies, which benefits so much from being roasted with olive oil and garnished with fragrant herbs. This tart is topped with goat’s cheese, which I know isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so you can substitute with dollops of ricotta or feta if you prefer. Serve this tart as a light lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

  • 280g ready-rolled light puff pastry
  • 200g baby courgettes, cut into 15mm/⅝in slices
  • 1 large red pepper, cored, seeds removed, cut into 2cm/¾in chunks
  • 1 large yellow pepper, cored, seeds removed, cut into 2cm/¾in chunks
  • 1 red onion, cut into 2cm/¾in chunks
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 4 sprigs thyme, leaves picked
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • 100g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 75g goats’ cheese, crumbled
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Using a sharp knife, trim the sheet of puff pastry to 25 x 28cm/10 x 11in. Place it on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and score a border 2cm in from the edge all the way round. Prick the pastry within the margin, using a fork. Leave to rest in the fridge for about an hour. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 240C/220C fan-forced.
  2. Put the courgettes, pepper and red onion into a large bowl. Add the garlic and herbs and season generously with salt and pepper. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment, lay the vegetables on it and spray 15–20 times with oil.
  3. Brush the puff pastry all over with the milk and sprinkle with a little salt. Cook on the middle shelf of the oven, with the vegetable tray on the top shelf above, for 15 minutes, rotating both trays halfway through to ensure even colouring. Remove both trays from the oven and reduce the temperature to 160C/140C fan-forced. Set the vegetables aside.
  4. Press the inside of the pastry down and return to the oven for 25 minutes to get a super-crisp base.
  5. Take the tart case out of the oven and increase the temperature to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Tip the roasted vegetables into the tart case, scatter over the cherry tomatoes and goats’ cheese (or feta or ricotta if using) and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake for 20–25 minutes until the vegetables are cooked through and the cheese is softening and colouring at the edges. Cut the tart into quarters and serve.

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