Tomato and zucchini tartlets



20 min


45 min



Tomato and zucchini tartlets

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Quick, easy and super delicious, puff pastry appetizers are the best way to start a party — whether its a family barbecue or a Friday night with friends. Use this recipe as a guide and add your own creative spin based on whatever’s in season.


  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta
  • 1/2 cup coarsely grated parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp finely chopped sage
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 450-g pkg butter puff pastry sheets , thawed
  • 1 small heirloom tomato , thinly sliced
  • 1 small zucchini , thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp flaked sea salt , such as Maldon, optional


  • POSITION racks in top and bottom thirds of oven. Preheat to 400F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • COMBINE ricotta with parmesan and 1/4 tsp salt in a medium bowl. Season with fresh pepper. Divide mixture in half between 2 bowls. Stir sage into 1 portion and lemon zest into the other portion.
  • UNROLL puff pastry sheets. Use a 3-in. round cookie cutter to cut out 18 circles. Place 1 in. apart on prepared parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • FOR half the rounds, scoop 1 tbsp of sage-ricotta mixture onto each. Scoop 1 tbsp of lemon-ricotta mixture onto each remaining round. With the back of a spoon, flatten mixture, leaving a 1/4-in. border around the edges.
  • TOP each sage-ricotta round with 1 or 2 tomato slices. Top each lemon-ricotta round with 3 overlapping zucchini slices. Brush oil lightly over tomatoes and zucchini.
  • BAKE in top and bottom thirds of oven, switching halfway through, until vegetables are soft and pastry is golden, 25 to 30 min. Sprinkle with sea salt before serving. Tip: When choosing a tomato, pick one with a diameter of about 3 inches so that the slices nicely cover the pastry circles.

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Nutrition (per tart)

  • Calories
  • 125,
  • Protein
  • 5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8 g,
  • Fat
  • 8 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 145 mg.