Courgette Tart with Olives & Pecorino

PREP TIME: 10mins


Quick & easy puff pastry tart that everyone will enjoy.

Serves 6

Serving Suggestion:

Serve these tarts with a simple green herb salad on the side

What you'll need:

line a baking tray with baking paper


  • 3 courgettes, cut into thinnish rounds
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1 large lemon
  • 6 tablespoons creme fraiche
  • 4 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 2 x 20cm square puff pastry (or one large rectangle)
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
  • 10g (handful) dill, roughly chopped
  • pecorino to serve


  1. Preheat the oven 200c
  2. Mix the creme fraiche and basil pesto. Grate in 1 clove garlic, zest half the lemon and a small squeeze of lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and have a taste, adding some more zest and juice if needed.
  3. Add the courgettes to a small bowl, grate in 1 clove of garlic and the rest of the lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the pastry to one or two lined baking trays. Score the pastry, with a sharp knife, all along the edges of the pastry to create a border.
  5. Spread half the creme fraiche mixture onto each pastry case, staying inside the border. Next add the courgettes, arranging them to overlap slightly. Season with salt and pepper and bake until crisp and golden. TIP: lift the pastry to check that the base of the pastry is golden underneath too.
  6. Remove the pastry, scatter the olives and grate the parmesan roughly over before finally adding the dill. Enjoy!
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