Savory tart with ricotta cheese and grilled zucchini


This savory tart with grilled zucchini and a creamy filling with ricotta, enclosed in a homemade dough is easy and quick to prepare. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Original recipe by Sale e Pepe.

Savory tart with ricotta cheese and grilled zucchini
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Cooking time
Waiting time 30m


For 4 Person(s)


  • 400 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 150 ml sparkling water
  • 300 g ricotta cheese
  • 1 medium egg
  • 50 g parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • q.b. gorgonzola or other type of blue cheese
  • 3 zucchini
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • olive oil

Savory tart with ricotta cheese and grilled zucchini Directions

  1. Mix flour with salt in a bowl. Add oil, sparkling water and mix. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and homogeneous. Create a ball, wrap it inplastic wrap, and let rest for half an hour at room temperature.

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  2. Wash the zucchini and cut off the tips. Using a sharp knife or a mandolin slicer, cut the zucchini into long strips (about 0,5 cm high). Brush with some olive oil and grill on a cast iron, frying pan with thick bottom or a barbecue. Set aside and let cool down completely.
  3. For the filling: mix ricotta cheese with egg, grated parmesan and thyme. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Roll out the dough into a 2 to 3 mm thick disc. Move the disc onto a round baking tray covered with baking paper. Add your ricotta mix and spread it evenly.

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  4. Put grilled zucchini over the ricotta and add some pieces of gorgonzola on top. Fold the dough to cover the zucchini and cook in the preheated oven at 180 °C for 35 - 40 minutes.

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  5. Let it cool down before serving.

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