Roasted Vegetable and Feta Tart


A brilliant snack to share with friends anytime.

Ingredients: (serves 6)
450g ready rolled shortcrust pastry - thawed if frozen
vegetable oil - for greasing
1 red pepper - cored, deseeded and cut into thick strips
1 onion - cut into wedges
2 courgettes - cut into thick slices
3 tomatoes - halved
2 garlic cloves - chopped
3tbs olive oil
4 small rosemary sprigs
125g feta cheese - crumbled
2tbs Parmesan cheese - grated
salt and pepper

Method:

  • Heat the oven to 200'C or Gas Mark 6
  • Unfold the pastry and lay it over the inside of a greased 23cm (9 inch) flan tin. Push gently into place and prick the base with a fork. 
  • Cover with piece of greaseproof paper and fill the bottom with a layer of cheap dried beans, such as butter beans.
  • Bake the pastry case in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and bake for another 12 minutes until crisp and golden.
  • Meanwhile, to make the filling, mix all the vegetables with the olive oil in a roasting tin. Add the garlic, oil and rosemary with a god dash of salt and pepper. Stir the mixture to coat the vegetables evenly and roast in the oven for 35 minutes.
  • Fill the pastry case with the vegetables, arrange the feta on top and sprinkle with Parmesan.
  • Return to the oven for 10 minutes, then serve.        

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