Roast Vegetable and Feta Tart

Roast Vegetable and Feta Tart

  • 1 Courgette, sliced
  • 1 Red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thickly sliced
  • 8 Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Small red onion, sliced
  • 15g Trex, melted
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 100g Feta cheese, cut into chunks
  • 2 tsp Fresh thyme leaves


  • 225g Plain flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 100g Trex, chilled
  • 50g Mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 Large egg, beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan oven 180°C/ Gas Mark 6. Put all the vegetables into a roasting tin, add the melted Trex and toss to mix. Season. Roast for 20 minutes, turning after 10 minutes. Allow to cool.
  1. To make the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the Trex until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the grated Cheddar, then add 2 tbsp beaten egg and just enough chilled water to make a soft, but not sticky, dough. Knead lightly for a few seconds until smooth, then chill for 10 minutes.
  1. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface into a circle with a diameter of about 38cm (15in). Transfer to a baking sheet - the pastry will overlap the sheet at this stage. Brush the surface of the pastry with beaten egg.
  1. Pile the cooled vegetables onto the pastry, leaving a border of about 10cm (4in) around the edge. Sprinkle the feta cheese and thyme over the top. Fold the pastry edge over the vegetables tucking, overlapping and sealing it to make a free-form tart. Brush with beaten egg.
  1. Bake for about 25 minutes, until the pastry is crisp and golden. Serve warm or cold.

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