Tarte Aux Courgettes -- Zucchini, Summer Squash, and Olive Tart

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is such a versatile recipe: it can be served as an appetizer, for brunch or lunch or as a side dish. And it's delicious! I found it on a French-Canadian website - frenchfood.about.com - and I have adapted it for the 2005 Zaar World Tour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  2. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with butter.
  3. Slice the zucchini and summer squash.
  4. Mix the herbs, garlic and 3 tablespoons of oil together.
  5. Put the sliced zucchini and summer squash in a bowl, toss with 1 tablespoon of the oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Work with one sheet of the phyllo dough at a time, and keep the other sheets covered with a damp towel.
  7. Press one sheet of the phyllo onto the prepared pan and brush it with the melted butter. Repeat with the remaining sheets, brushing each with the butter.
  8. Spread the herbed oil mixture over the last layer of dough, top with the zucchini and squash and dot with the olives.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the edges have just begun to turn brown.
  10. To serve: Remove the tart from the oven and allow it to cool slightly. Cut into 6 pieces and serve.


Most Helpful

Very good indeed. Our personal preference would normally be for a tart with a custard filling, but the wonderful freshness of the herbs, combined with great looks makes this a 5 star recipe. I wasn't too accurate with measuring the olives, but I probably used less than specified.

Mrs B June 20, 2006

Easy to make, nice presentation, and yummy. I really liked this. I did find that the olives were overpowering. I cut mine into quarters, and next time I would cut them smaller and maybe also reduce the amount. Thank you!

Vino Girl June 05, 2006

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