Pea Tart

Jan 14, 2021 | 0 comments


Pea Tart

pea tart

I saw something like this pea tart recipe somewhere. I thought I knew where, but when I came to make it, I couldn’t find it, so had to start from first principles. You could just as easily call this a pea quiche as a pea tart

What is in a pea tart

There aren’t many ingredients in it and it’s pretty simple to make. Just 3 ingredients in the pastry and 4 in the filling. If you aren’t familiar with making pastry, oil pastry is just about the simplest method in that you tip 3 ingredients into a bowl and stir it! I do encourage you to have a go if you haven’t managed it before.

Other vegetable tart recipes

Vegetarian tarts and quiches are versatile and very useful recipes to have in your repertoire. I will be experimenting with this particular savoury tart recipe, as I do, and trying it with all kinds of different vegetables. I liked the garlic in it, but it isn’t vital, so leave it out if you don’t like it or haven’t got any.

Or you could add numerous alternative flavourings, depending on which vegetable you are using, for example

  • finely chopped mint with peas
  • lemon zest with sweetcorn
  • orange zest with carrots
  • soy sauce / oyster sauce with mushrooms
  • horseradish with peas or cauliflower


Alternative tart fillings

  • Sliced and cooked mushrooms – cooked so most of the water is removed before cooking in the tart shell
  • Sweetcorn should work well
  • Finely diced carrot
  • Cauliflower florets, cut small
  • Broccoli florets, cut small
  • Mixed frozen vegetables, defrosted
  • a mixture of any of the above


Do try some fillings and see what you come up with – I’d love to know!


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Pea tart

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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
School Lunches
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Vegetarian by Philipp Petzka from the Noun Project
Servings: 4
Cost per portion 34p a serving
Calories: 602kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
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  • 200 g flour self raising
  • 100 ml oil or 50g NB oil does not weigh the same in ml and grams
  • 70 ml cool water or up to 100ml, you may not need it all


  • 200 g soft cheese
  • 300 g peas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 clove garlic crushed



  • Put the flour and oil into a mixing bowl
  • Add the water. You may need a little more or a little less depending in the flour, they are all different
  • Stir gently until amalgamated to make the pastry
  • Roll out to fit your flan tin


  • Defrost the peas
  • Mix all the filling ingredients together
  • Season if you want, I didn't and it was fine
  • Pile into pastry case


  • Bake at 180°C Fan / 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6 for about 30 minutes until the filling is cooked through and firm
  • Enjoy hot from the oven, or cold


Priced at Asda, January 2021
Vegetarian tarts and quiches are super versatile and are great to have in your repertoire

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Nutrition Facts
Pea tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 602 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 274mg8%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 709IU14%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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