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Asparagus, dill and onion tart

December 15, 2019

Asparagus, dill and onion tart

Asparagus, dill and onion tart

Serve this tangy tart with a simple chopped cos lettuce, cucumber and dill salad dressed with lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil.


2 tbsp olive oil
3 bunches salad onions, trimmed, bulbs thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Finely grated rind of 2 lemons and juice of 1
½ cup coarsely chopped dill, plus extra to serve
16 filo pastry sheets
100 gm butter, melted
500 gm thick plain yoghurt
5 eggs
50 gm plain flour, sieved (1/3 cup)
4 bunches asparagus, trimmed, cut into 10cm lengths
To serve: extra-virgin olive oil


Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion and garlic and sauté until tender (4-5 minutes), stir through lemon rind, season to taste and set aside to cool to room temperature, then stir through dill.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180C. Place a filo pastry sheet on a work surface, brush with butter and top with another pastry sheet. Repeat until you have eight layers of pastry, then trim to a 16cm x 40cm rectangle and line an 11cm x 34cm rectangular tart tin, brushed with butter. Repeat with remaining pastry and butter and line another tart tin.

Divide onion mixture among tart cases. Whisk yoghurt, eggs and flour in a bowl to combine, add lemon juice, season to taste and pour over onion mixture. Scatter over asparagus, then bake until golden and set (20-25 minutes). Serve warm or at room temperature, topped with extra dill.

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