miso courgette tart

aaah miso-cream cheese. My new addiction; this happy, happy accident has proved incredible on toast, in smoked fish sarnies, smeared over celery sticks and of course, straight from the spoon. It’s absolutely killer in this super-speedy tart. This has become the mid-week go-to dinner in our flat, when all I have to do is grab a pack of those ‘on-offer-due-to–massive-glut-season’ courgettes and some puff pastry. I find myself repeatedly turning to it on those afternoons when I have no idea what day it is let alone what the hell we’re going to eat.  Such a lifesaver in pastry form, It ought to come with it’s own little fluorescent yellow security jacket. Although that would be a bit weird.

serves 2 with a salad


2 courgettes, sliced into thin discs

2-3 tbsp. grated Parmesan

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 medium onion, sliced thinly

1 tbsp.olive oil

1 pack all butter puff pastry

100g full fat cream cheese.

1 dessertspoon miso paste (I like barley miso)


  • preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/GM6
  • in a large bowl mix the courgette slices, half the Parmesan, half the garlic, all the onion and the olive oil.
  • roll out the pastry into a big rectangle. Score an inner-rectangle ‘crust’ around the margin.
  • In a small bowl combine the cream cheese, the other half of the garlic and the miso paste really well. Resist the urge to eat this on its own.
  • Spread the miso-fromage over the inner rectangle of pastry. Overlap the courgette slices in layers over the top and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan (this  shouldn’t be any more than a couple of layers deep, you don’t want soggy pastry or raw courgette).
  • Stick in the oven for about 20 mins. Remember that it’s Thursday.


  1. You’re back blogging – hurrah! I have a big pot of miso amongst the random foodstuffs I need to use up before we move, so I’m going to be stirring it into a ton o’cream cheese – what a good idea!

  2. Sweet. Love the idea of miso courgettes. It’s on the “to cook” list.

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