Tarte Nicoise

Tarte Nicoise

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Servings: 6
Calories: 428


  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3 oz butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water

for the filling

  • 6 small tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper
  • grated nutmeg
  • cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 black olives


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • pinch grated nutmeg
  • salt and pepper


for the pastry case

  • Sift dry ingredients into a bowl.
  • Rub butter into flour with fingertips until mixture is crumbly.
  • Mix egg yolk, lemon juice and water, add to flour and mix to a dough with a round-bladed knife.
  • Wrap in plastic film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out and line a 23 cm (9 inch) flan ring. Prick base of flan, line inside with a circle of greased greaseproof paper and fill with dried beans. Bake on the middle shelf of a moderately hot oven 190-200°C (375-400°F) for 15 minutes.
  • Remove paper and beans.

for the filling

  • Prepare and partly cook pastry case as directed in Smoked Salmon Flan recipe.
  • Cut tomatoes in half and using a teaspoon and squeezing gently, remove all seeds and juice.
  • Mix cheese, breadcrumbs, basil, salt and pepper, nutmeg and cayenne pepper together and press into the tomato halves.
  • Place in cooked flan case and dot with butter.
  • Make custard by beating all ingredients together and seasoning lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Pour custard into flan case around the tomatoes and arrange olives in custard.
  • Bake on middle shelf of a moderately hot oven 190-200°C (375-400°F) for 30 to 35 minutes or until the custard is set, reducing the heat if necessary to moderately slow 150-160°C (300-325°F)
  • Serve hot.
Calories: 428 kcal
Carbohydrates: 34 g
Protein: 10 g
Fat: 29g
Saturated Fat: 17 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 163 mg
Sodium: 523 mg
Potassium: 402 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 4 g
Vitamin A: 2022 IU
Vitamin C: 18 mg
Calcium: 116 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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