Vegetable and Feta Cheese Tart


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Now this is a totally crazy post. I’ve been trying to write about this recipe since the day before yesterday, but things are really hectic around here the last few days. I had only got sometime today before I took my son to his fencing class and I just seized the opportunity.

I also want to apologize for the pictures as they were taken in a real hurry. Ok, let me just describe you under which circumstances those pictures were taken.

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I just took the tart out of the oven and I was prepared to take a picture of  it, just like I do every time. Immediately, my son and my husband came and stood next to me having me in the middle with their eyes wide open and their forks ready for battle.

As you can understand, I was in a very stressful situation having two pair of eyes watching every move, waiting for me to finish and start devouring the thing.

They completely ruined my good photographic intentions and I blame them for this lol. Next time I know what I will do. I am going to sneak the food out of the oven or the pot and have it photographed without them even noticing it. Anyway, back to our talking about this tart.

This time of season vegetables and fruits start to make their appearance and I love making things with them. The summer is coming really fast here in Greece and we started wearing our T-shirts and summer pants. The temperature rose to the 30’s Celsius and everyone has started feeling a little bit more optimistic.

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I went to the supermarket and I bought fresh zucchinis, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers and then I was wondering what to do with them.

To my rescue came Vaggelis Driskas a famous Greek chef and his vegetable tart. When I saw it, I immediately decided how I was going to use my vegetables. I made some minor changes and I went ahead and baked it!

It was a very easy and quick tart packed with Mediterranean flavors. The combination of the specific vegetables and feta and haloumi cheese was amazing!

 

Vegetable and Feta Cheese Tart

Ingredients

1 puff pastry sheet (you can make your own or you can use store bought, I was in a bit of a hurry so I used store bought. You can use tart pastry as well).

4 zucchinis cut in quarters

250 gr. /9 oz.  fresh mushrooms (I used white button ones), cut in slices

1 red and 1 yellow pepper cut in slices

2 onions, cut in slices

2 cups feta cheese, crumbled

12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

200 gr. /7 oz.  haloumi cheese cut in slices

½ cup olive oil

1 cup light cream 15% fat

1 egg

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Instructions

Preheat oven at 200° C/390° F.

Take a rectangular pan 30X40 cm. /12X16 inches.

Butter it very well.

Put the puff pastry making sure it covers the bottom of the pan and its sides.

In a bowl put all the vegetables and add the ½ cup of olive oil and mix well.

Arrange the vegetables on the puff pastry.

Throw on top the crumbled feta cheese.

Decorate with the cherry tomatoes and the haloumi.

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Beat the egg with the milk or the cream.

Pour it on top of the tart.

Place in the oven and bake at the lowest rack of your oven for about 45 minutes or until the puff pastry is baked underneath.

Take it out of the oven, drizzle some olive oil and throw some fresh basil or rosemary or oregano, whatever you have available.

Serve while is hot.

I am sending this to Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen.

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5.0 from 12 reviews

Vegetable and Feta Cheese Tart
 
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Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Serves: 6

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 1 puff pastry sheet (you can make your own or you can use store bought, I was in a bit of a hurry so I used store bought. You can use tart pastry as well).
  • 4 zucchinis cut in quarters
  • 250 gr. /9 oz. fresh mushrooms (I used white button ones), cut in slices
  • 1 red and 1 yellow pepper cut in slices
  • 2 onions, cut in slices
  • 2 cups feta cheese, crumbled
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 200 gr. /7 oz. haloumi cheese cut in slices
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup light cream 15% fat
  • 1 egg

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Preheat oven at 200° C/390° F.
  2. Take a rectangular pan 30X40 cm. /12X16 in.
  3. Butter it very well.
  4. Put the puff pastry making sure it covers the bottom of the pan and its sides.
  5. In a bowl put all the vegetables and add the ½ cup of olive oil and mix well.
  6. Arrange the vegetables on the puff pastry.
  7. Throw on top the crumbled feta cheese.
  8. Decorate with the cherry tomatoes and the haloumi.
  9. Beat the egg with the milk or the cream.
  10. Pour it on top of the tart.
  11. Place in the oven and bake at the lowest rack of your oven for about 45 minutes or until the puff pastry is baked underneath.
  12. Take it out of the oven, drizzle some olive oil and throw some fresh basil or rosemary or oregano, whatever you have available.
  13. Serve while is hot.

Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Original Recipe by Vaggelis Driskas

62 Responses to Vegetable and Feta Cheese Tart

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  1. Rebecca says:

    I just printed this,it looks perfect for a party I’m planning. I was hoping I would find some vegetable dishes that us non-vegetarians would also enjoy. You always have the best recipes!!

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  3. Susan says:

    This looks wonderful! Full of spring flavors!

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  5. Bestfoodies says:

    The Hubby would be so excited if I suprised him with this as he loves feta! It’s such a pretty and elegant looking tart! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Cassie says:

    This is my kind of tart. These flavors are just perfect. I will eat anything with feta!

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  9. What an awesome looking tart, looks so fresh with seasonal veggies. Yep guests or family members can ruin a photo sessions…but I think I would have been with them fork in hand lol.

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  11. What a beautiful flavorful tart! I am loving everything that went into this, it sounds amazing!

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  13. sally says:

    I can just imagine your son and husband ready to battle over this tart! I think I might as well.

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  15. bergamot says:

    Wow, it looks delicious. I love tarts and this looks really good with the cherry tomatoes in it.

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  17. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Katrina,
    What a beautiful Vegetable Tart, with so much flavor. Your presentation is just wonderful! Hope you have a Very Special Week End and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  19. Kristen says:

    Even if the photos were rushed, I think that tart looks very tasty. I love vegetables and cheese. I would be standing there with my fork ready, too!

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  21. Kirsten says:

    Gorgeous tart, Katerina! I know the feeling of trying to photograph dinner while being surrounded by hungry males armed with forks. I’m impressed that you were able to get any photographs at all. :)

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  23. Ambreen says:

    Dear, thank you for your sweet comment. You really deserve the award! Hope you pick it up :)

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  25. kitchen flavours says:

    That’s a lovely tart and it looks delicious! I can understand why your son and hubby are waiting with a fork! I would too!!

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  27. Sissi says:

    Katerina, when I saw your beautiful tart I thought “feta was what I was waiting for on your blog”! Just joking, but apart from feta (and the feta “Greek” salad) I don’t know much about the Greek cuisine… I must say I have already used feta in tarts, but they have never looked so gorgeous and I’m sure didn’t taste as good! A perfect summer dish!
    I still have to buy haloumi cheese. Thank you for reminding me. There is only one shop selling it here and whenever I go there, I forget.

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  29. Juliana says:

    Beautiful tart Katerina, I love that you have all kind of vegetables in it…not only looks pretty, looks delicious :)
    In regards to having two pairs of eyes…I am lucky, just one pair of eyes in my kitchen and already drives me nuts…I find this so funny since I sure can relate well to you :)
    Have a wonderful week ahead my dear!

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  31. Miriam says:

    I am completely in love with this meal :)
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  33. Mary says:

    Those vegetables look so colorful and delicious! I love vegetable dishes like this one.

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  35. Gourmantine says:

    Ah, I can imagine the pressure of giving up food for eating from a hungry crowd. We sometimes have to literally fight my husband of to take photos :) this is such a beautiful tart, it could work perfectly for my vegetarian friends :)

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  37. Yum! The veg cheese tart looks delicious and super healthy…No wonder your husband and son found it irresistible!

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  39. wow looks beautiful..love the colours

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  41. Candace says:

    No wonder they were standing at ready waiting to dig into that tart. It looks delicious, Katerina! I think your photos look great!

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  43. Lori says:

    This looks delicious! All our veggies will be ripe in the garden soon and this is going to be a great way to use them up!

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  45. Delicious looking and so beautifully constructed!

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  47. Eliot says:

    This looks sooooo good. I bet you had to hold the camera in one hand and fight them off with the other. (Though you are too hard on yourself—the pics are good.)

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  49. mandarock says:

    Hello my friend! I wish to say that this article is amazing, nice written and include almost all important infos. I would like to see more posts like this .

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  51. Kathy says:

    Very lovely photos…and this dish looks incredibly delicious! My family is always impatient when they’re hungry! I will definitely be make this one, have already bookmarked it!

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  53. Ria says:

    Your photo did come out very good. Lovely creation that I would want to make; pining this one. I know what that is like trying to take a picture of the finished product while being watched…the life of a blogger.
    Rita

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  55. First…I think your photos are great. The tart looks and sounds wonderful. I can see why you had eager family members with forks in hand.

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  57. Sutapa says:

    Extremely delicious cheesy tart…..love it!

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  59. Susan says:

    I can totally understand how two hungry males standing over this dish could make you stress out taking the photos ;)

    What a wonderful, meatless meal! I love all of the veggies and the mushrooms for that ‘earthy’ flavor.

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  61. Can’t say I blame them a bit, I’d be ready to pounce too, it looks fantastic!

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  63. Joanne says:

    I definitely find it hard to shoot on demand also…but looking at this tart…can you blame them? Delicious!

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  65. Ambreen says:

    I have got to stop visiting your blog when I’m hungry. This looks & sounds fantastic!

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  67. Ohhh that’s haloumi cheese on top! I have never tried haloumi cheese before. This tart looks very nice. Love to feed these veggie tart to my kids. I think they would enjoy the veggies this way more than just simple form. Very lovely recipe Katerina!

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  69. Kate says:

    I think your pictures look great!

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  71. Elaine says:

    Your pictures look pretty good to me. I have not made a vegetable tart yet, but this looks like a delicious one to try.

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  73. Asmita says:

    This looks to die for! Amazing!!!

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  75. this is such a lovely tart! well done!

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  77. Marion says:

    Kατερίνα μου εξαιρετική η τάρτα σου και τα υλικά σου.
    Την στόλισες πολύ ωραία με το χαλουμι και τα ντοματίνια.

    Ασε αυτό με τις φωτογραφίσεις των φαγητών μεγάλος πόνος..αμα τους έχεις πάνω από το κεφάλι σου όλους σε αποσυντονίζουν. Κι εγώ τα ίδια παθαίνω.

    Φιλια πολλά
    Καλό σαββατο-κύριακο :)

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  79. kiki says:

    Ελληνικότατη και νοστιμότατη!

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  81. ΕΛΕΝΗ says:

    Κατερίνα μου είμαι σίγουρη πως δεν έμεινε ούτε ψίχουλο!!!Καταπληκτική και σίγουρα νοστιμότατη!!!Μπράβο!!!
    Φιλιά καλό Σ/Κ!!!

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  83. Faith says:

    This tart is absolutely beautiful, Katerina! I love that it’s so full of veggies…I’d be tempted to make a meal out of just this! I know I would be completely satisfied! :)

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  85. Kiri W. says:

    Oh my, this looks to die for! :) All my favorite vegetables and feta – perfect!

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  87. Κατερίνα μου η τάρτα σου φαίνεται πολύ νόστιμη και προκλητική!
    Λογικό να έγινε μάχη για χάρη της!!
    Μ’ αρέσει που έχει τόσα λαχανικά μέσα αλλά και που είναι τόσο ευπαρουσίαστη!
    Φιλιά, καλό σαββατοκύριακο!

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  89. This tart is absolutely fabulous! I wish I could have this for dinner tonight :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  91. April says:

    If that came out of the oven and I was around, I would stand beside you too! Looks amazing!

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  93. Ελένη says:

    Υπέροχη η τάρτα σου Κατερίνα!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Μπράβο!!!

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  95. Jeannie says:

    I can understand their impatience! I often found myself in similar situations! Love the look of this vegetables tart, looks real scrumptious and am feasting with my eyes for lunch!

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  97. Corina says:

    looks lovely as well asbeing quick and easy to prepare.

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  99. recipeland says:

    This tart looks absolutely divine, I pretty much have all the ingredients in the frige except haloumi (first time I actually heard of it). Can I use mozzarella cheese instead? Or what is the alternative cheese? Thanks for sharing this mouth-watering recipe with photo :)

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  101. Woooww…..rico pastel me encanta te ha quedado elegante y delicioso,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  103. Beth says:

    The feta cheese would really make this exceptional. And yes, I have the same problem with taking food pictures. When I photographed my cake last week, everyone was standing around with forks in their hands!

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  105. Liz says:

    I can see why they were so impatient! This looks marvelous, my friend.

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  107. Margarita says:

    All the vegetables that went in your tart are my absolute favorites and make me want to live in a world of endless summers. When all these vegetables are available here in the next few months, this tart must be made in my kitchen! I can’t wait!

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  109. Reeni says:

    I’d be right there with my fork waiting too! Your pictures do it the justice it deserves. So tempting and delicious with all those wonderful fresh veggies!

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  111. I really like the veggies chosen for this tart, they go so well with the feta. I can see why the rest of the family were hovering over you-it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing this tasty tart recipe!

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  113. Marina says:

    Katerina, it is brilliant! I know exactly how good it is and why your men were ready to eat it right from the oven! Vegetables and feta cheese plus some dough = success! Perfect! You are not alone taking pictures in a hurry: I often don’t even have a chance to take a picture: two hungry men breathing heavily into my back make even my camera to freeze! :) I like how you say it: “The temperature rose to the 30’s Celsius and everyone has started feeling a little bit more optimistic.” You are great! Have a warm rest of the week filled with optimism! :)

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  115. I found your site on foodblogs.com and thought I’d stop by and check it out. I just subscribed to your feed and can’t wait to see what your next post will be!

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  117. Ola says:

    Katherna-despite the hurry and uncovenient circumstances you described the pictures are good:)
    Here we also have 30 degrees like in Greece:)
    thanks for the very nice gift, I just collected it from the post, I will write separaetly!

    Life and travelling
    Cooking

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  119. Very delicious! No wonder the men in the house had forks ready for this…I would have mine ready too!

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  121. gloria says:

    love this type of tarta look delicious!

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  123. Kanan says:

    tart looks so delicious and yumm

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