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Courgette, tomato, olive and mozzarella tart

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Preheat the grill to medium.

  2. For the tart, place the flour, olive oil, egg yolk, salt and freshly ground black pepper into a food processor and pulse until well combined. Gradually add a little cold water, just enough to bring the mixture together into a dough.

  3. Place the dough out onto a floured work surface and lightly knead, then roll out into a 5mm/¼in thick round, big enough to fit inside an ovenproof frying pan.

  4. Heat the pan and place the dough into the bottom. Arrange the courgette and tomato slices in a spiral pattern on top, then place under the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes, until the pastry is golden-brown and the courgette and tomato begin to soften. Remove from the grill and arrange the mozzarella and black olives on top. Return to the grill and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until the mozzarella is melted.

  5. For the tomato sauce, place the tomato purée and water in a pan and heat through, stirring well.

  6. For the parsley purée, place the parsley and oil together in a mini food processor and blend until smooth.

  7. Carefully place the tart onto a serving plate and drizzle over the tomato sauce and parsley purée. Serve.


For the tart

  • 100g/3½oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 free-range egg, yolk only
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tsp cold water, to bind
  • ½ courgette, sliced into rounds
  • 2 vine tomatoes, sliced into rounds
  • 55g/2oz mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 6 pitted black olives

For the tomato sauce

  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp water

For the parsley purée

  • 1 handful fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

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