Caitriona Redmond's Quick & Easy Vegetarian Tart

Catriona Redmond's Quick & Easy Vegetarian Tart

This tart is so easy to make thanks to the pre-rolled puff pastry available in the chiller cabinet from the Tesco Staying Down Range. There really isn’t much to do apart from bake the pastry, then fill it a quarter of an hour before serving, then cooking for the final few minutes. It’s the ultimate make ahead party food!

Cook time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6 people


  • 1 packet Tesco Ready Rolled Puff pastry
  • 1 packet Tesco Greek feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 6 Tesco salad tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tesco courgettes, thinly sliced


Caitriona is back with another thrifty creation born from Tesco's Staying Down range! 

Cost: €0.79c per serving*.


Preheat your oven to 190ºC, fan oven to 180ºC . Unroll the puff pastry and baking parchment it is rolled up in.

Do not remove from parchment but place both directly onto your baking tray of choice.

Using a fork, prick holes into the bottom of the pastry, this will stop it from rising in the oven.

Take an extra piece of baking parchment and put it on top of the pastry, then put some dried beans or rice on top of the second layer of paper.

Bake for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, remove the beans/rice from the top of the pastry.

Return the baking tray to the oven for a final 10 minutes to make sure it’s cooked though.

Now start to fill and cook the final part.

To Fill

Put the feta cheese and dried thyme into a bowl and mash/crumble with a fork to combine.

Sprinkle the feta generously over the base of the cooked pastry, keeping aside about half for the top of the tart.

Next layer the courgette and tomato on top.

Finish the tart with the remaining feta cheese mixture sprinkled on top.

Return the tart to the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the feta begins to turn golden brown.

Serve while still warm, with a green salad if you like.

* This cost is based on Tesco Ready Rolled Puff Pastry 375g 99c. Tesco Greek Feta 200g €1.39. Tesco Salad Tomatoes 6pk 99c. Tesco Courgette 500g €1.35.

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"Eating well on a budget has never been easier thanks to the variety of fresh and whole foods available in the Tesco Staying Down Range." 

Caitríona is a home cook, who writes thrifty, tasty, and (mainly!) healthy recipes on her blog