Recipes don’t get much simpler than this. If you can fry some courgettes you can make this delicious vegetarian tart. This is a great vegetarian lunch dish – perfect served with a salad or alternatively served as a side at a bbq.
I usually cheat and use ready made pastry as its so much easier and produces great results. Feel free to make your own though!
Courgette and Chilli Tart Ingredients
1 roll of pre made puff pastry
1 handful of freshly grated parmesan
2 large courgettes
2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 freshly chopped red chillies
Fresh thyme (lemon thyme if possible)
Thinly slice the courgettes and fry gently in the olive oil with the garlic. Depending on the size of you pan you may have to do them in batches. Set the fried courgettes to one side.
Next lightly flour a baking tray and place your pastry on top. Sprinkle 1 table spoon of grated parmesan onto the pastry along with a few twists of black pepper.
Place the cooked courgettes on top of the parmesan making sure they overlap and leaving only about 2cm of pastry showing round the edges. Next sprinkle the freshly chopped chillies, thyme and remainder of the parmesan on top.
Drizzle with olive oil and lightly brush the edges of the pastry with a beaten egg or milk to help golden. Finally cook in a medium oven (about 180 degrees C) for about 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.