Tuna, Red Pepper and Zucchini Tart Recipe

Tuna, Red Pepper and Zucchini Tart

I was inspired to make this tart after a raid on my kitchen cupboard, freezer and a quick trip to the grocery store. For this tasty dish, I use only good quality canned tuna in chunks and not the low-grade mash. A fabulous recipe!

Yield: 4 servings

Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 2 medium zucchinis cut into 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick rounds
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup (90 g) goat or feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Provence
  • 1 can of tuna in olive oil, drained and broken into flakes
  • 2/3 cup (120 g) roasted peppers from the jar, drained and sliced into strips
  • 1 Tbsp capers
  • 6-8 black olives

Taste feta or goat cheese for salt first and adjust seasoning of the tart accordingly.


Preheat the oven to 425°F/220°C.

Unroll puff pastry sheet onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Score a 3/8 inch (1cm) border around the edges of the puff pastry taking care not to cut through the pastry. Prick the center with a fork. Bake for about 10 minutes or until edges are getting nicely brown and the center is puffed.

In the meantime sauté the zucchini rounds in the olive oil until they are golden around the edges. Drain them on kitchen towels and let them cool a bit.

Remove pastry from the oven. Let it cool a bit.  Gently press down the puffed center. Arrange zucchini rounds on top of the puff pastry.  Distribute the tuna flakes on top of the zucchini.

Mix goat or feta cheese with the Herbes de Provence, capers,  garlic, salt and freshly ground pepper. Dot zucchini and tuna with the cheese mix. Make a crisscross pattern with the red pepper slices on top of it all and arrange olives between the crosses.

Return pastry to oven and bake for 10-15 longer or until the cheese begins to melt.

Serve with a selection of greens or on its own as a snack.

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