Zucchinis are abundant in my garden at the moment so are going into a lot of meals. This is a lovely option for lunch or dinner with a green salad. It can also be made without the pastry to make a lovely frittata which could be made in muffin tins for a great breakfast or lunch option.
Zucchini and Feta Tart
Serves 4-6 people
3/4c ground almonds
1/2c coconut flour
1/4c coconut oil melted
3Tbsp psyllium husks
1tsp sea salt
2-3 Tbsp cold water
2 zucchini sliced thinly lengthwise
1 red capsicum, seeds removed and sliced thinly
75g feta cheese
½ tsp sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celcius. To make the pastry mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Mix in the beaten egg and melted coconut oil. You may need to gradually add in enough cold water to help form a stiff dough. Wrap in plastic and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Prepare a round or rectangle flan tin by lightly greasing with coconut or olive oil (mine is a loose bottom tin to make removal easier). Roll out the pastry until 2-3mm thick between 2 sheets of baking paper. Remove the top layer of baking paper and gently flip the pastry over. It is likely to break but patch up any patches or cracks by pressing the pastry together. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool before adding the filling.
Thinly slice the zucchini with a mandolin or vegetable peeler into thin strips and roll up. Stand the zucchini rolls on their ends and scatter the red capsicum and crumbled feta over. Beat together the eggs and cream with the salt and pepper and pour evenly into the pastry case over the vegetables.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the filling is puffed and golden and set in the middle.
-Julie Buckley (Coach/Chef)
Diabetes Clinic New Zealand
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