Pea, Tomato And Ricotta Picnic Tart

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Pea, Tomato And Ricotta Picnic Tart. Hello friends. So how are you today? What a difference a week makes. Last week it was cold, windy and raining, this week is it beautiful and very warm!

Time to start thinking of picnics and summer dining. So today I am sharing a tasty recipe. Perfect to serve cold for picnics, parties are sunny nights in the garden or warmed up for a lunchtime tasty treat.

Add a burst of vibrant flavours to your picnic spread with this Pea, Tomato, and Ricotta Picnic Tart recipe. So tasty, too.

Pea, Tomato And Ricotta Picnic Tart

Pea, Tomato And Ricotta Picnic Tart:

For a delightful garden party, consider serving a Pea, Tomato, and Ricotta Picnic Tart, a dish that seamlessly blends fresh, vibrant ingredients. Everyone will love this.

To begin with, the tart’s buttery crust provides a perfect foundation, offering a satisfying crunch. Next, the creamy ricotta layer adds a luscious richness that balances the tartness of the tomatoes.

Additionally, the peas contribute a pop of colour and a sweet, earthy flavour, enhancing the overall taste experience.

Furthermore, the combination of these ingredients not only creates a visually appealing dish but also ensures a harmonious blend of textures and flavours.

Lastly, garnishing with fresh herbs like basil or mint can raise the tart, making it a centerpiece that shares the essence of a summer garden party.

Pea, Tomato And Ricotta Picnic Tart.

How To Make A Pea, Tomato And Ricotta Picnic Tart.

Table Of Contents:

  • Firstly, Pea, Tomato And Ricotta Picnic Tart Ingredients.
  • Secondly, Pea, Tomato And Ricotta Picnic Tart Method.
  • Thirdly, Other Recipe Ideas.

Serve warm or cold. Serves: 6

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 45 minutes | Total time: 1 hour

Pea, Tomato And Ricotta Picnic Tart:


  • 1 x 250g block from Cooks’ Ingredients Shortcrust Pastry, thawed
  • 100g Waitrose Ready Shelled Garden Peas (or frozen)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch salad onions, sliced
  • 1 courgette, diced
  • 250g pot ricotta
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • 8-10 essential Waitrose Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 4 tbsp freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano

Pea, Tomato And Ricotta Picnic Tart:

How To Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200c, gas mark 6.
  2. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured work surface to a circle shape, about 3mm–4mm thick. Then use the pastry to line a 20cm deep loose-bottomed flan tin.
  3. Line with foil and uncooked rice or dry beans and bake for 12–15 minutes until pale golden. Remove foil.
  4. While the case is cooking, cook the peas in a pan of boiling water for 2–3 minutes until just tender. Drain.
  5. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the salad onions and courgette for 5 minutes until softened and golden.
  6. Add the peas and stir together.
  7. Beat the ricotta with the eggs, milk and seasoning.
  8. Stir in the peas and onion mixture and use to fill the pastry case. Arrange the halved tomatoes around the edge.
  9.  Scatter with the Parmigiano and bake for 30–35 minutes until golden and puffy.
  10. Serve warm or cold.

Cook’s Tips:

  • The firm texture makes this easy to transport. Wrap the cold tart in foil and keep chilled.

This tasty tart combines the freshness of peas and tomatoes with the creamy richness of ricotta cheese, all cooked in a buttery, flaky crust.

Perfectly suited for outdoor gatherings, this tart is a showstopper that will impress both your taste buds and your guests.

With its colourful presentation and irresistible taste, this recipe is sure to become a picnic favorite. Step up your outdoor dining experience with this delightful combination of seasonal ingredients.


Pea, Tomato And Ricotta Picnic Tart.

Also, Drinks Recommendation. Try a 50cl size whites with this. Perfect for picnics, it’s not too heavy or cumbersome and is fresh and crisp with citrus and green apple flavours. Château de Marsan Blanc 2008 Bordeaux, France.

Now to fill the picnic basket. Recipe and recipe photo c/o Waitrose. So what do you think of this recipe? Do you also fancy trying it? Because I do.

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Photo credits, Waitrose, Waitrose, Del Monte Europe, Lee Westcott for Davidstow®, UK Shallot, Love The Crunch and Canva.

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Pea, Tomato And Ricotta Picnic Tart.

Pea, Tomato And Ricotta Picnic Tart:

Pea, Tomato And Ricotta Picnic Tart.

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