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Ottolenghi Vegetable Tart

Ottolenghi’s Very Full Roasted Vegetable Tart

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  • Author: Adapted from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


This versatile roasted vegetable tart from Yotam Ottolenghi can be adapted to the bounty of the season, and will always taste delicious.



For the Roasted Vegetables:

  • 1 red bell pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1 medium eggplant (aubergine), cut into 1-inch dice
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (kumara), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 medium zucchini (courgette), cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 medium onions, cut into thin wedges
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 bay leaves

For the Tart:

  • 1 pre-made or homemade pie or shortcrust pastry
  • 8 fresh thyme sprigs, leaves picked
  • 4 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved

For the Custard:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup half and half



  1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 450°F (230°C). Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with foil.
  2. Prepare the Vegetables:
    • Peppers: Place halved red and yellow bell peppers on one side of the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil.
    • Other Veggies: On the other side, toss eggplant and sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for 24 minutes, adding zucchini halfway through.
  3. Roast and Rest: After roasting, cover peppers with foil to cool. Peel off the skins once cool and chop into pieces.
  4. Caramelize Onions: In a skillet, sauté onions with bay leaves and salt in olive oil until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Remove bay leaves.
  5. Prepare Tart Pan: Reduce oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a 11-inch tart pan with pastry. Blind bake with parchment and baking beans for 15 minutes, then remove beans and bake for another 5-8 minutes until golden.
  6. Assemble the Tart:
    • Layer Ingredients: Spread caramelized onions, followed by roasted vegetables, half the thyme, chunks of both cheeses, and tomato halves.
    • Add Custard: Whisk together eggs, half-and-half, salt, and pepper. Pour over the tart.
  7. Bake the Tart: Bake for 35-45 minutes until set and golden. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.


  • Ensure vegetables are evenly cut for uniform cooking.
  • Blind baking the crust prevents it from becoming soggy.
  • Let the tart set before cutting to maintain its structure.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 90 mins
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
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