Kirsten, from Upper Takaka...

Delectable Goats Cheese, Olive And Tomato Tart

This is a recipe I came up with to use up the odds and ends left in my fridge one day. It is tasty, and reasonably healthy, a real treat on picnics. The ingredients can vary depending on what your family like to eat and what you have in your fridge.
Kids and adults both love it, it can be eaten hot or cold and is definitely a winner.

76 Votes Since September 3rd


  • Filo pastry, about 8 sheets
  • 2 TBSP melted buter
  • 10 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup natural yoghurt or sour cream
  • half a punnet of Cherry Tomatoes halved (or small tomatoes)
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • fresh basil - or 1TBSP basil pesto
  • 1/4c black Kalamata olives sliced
  • 1 or 2 TBSP capers (optional but worth putting in)
  • 150g soft goats cheese or feta broken into pieces about tsp size
  • Button mushrooms slice in halves through the middle(opt)
  • Flakes of parmesan (opt)


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees
  2. Line and grease a pie or baking dish - I use a pyrex one about 35x25cm (if you want to make the tart smaller I use less eggs and yoghurt)
  3. Place your filo on the base of the dish, brushing with (or without) butter between each sheet.
  4. Place your spinach evenly over the base of the pastry
  5. Over you spinach place your halved tomatoes skin side down, your sliced olives, capers, basil leaves, mushrooms and goats cheese so the base is evenly covered with goodies.
  6. Add your yoghurt or sour cream and beat in with your eggs, season with salt and pepper and pour evenly over the pastry base and ingredients. Sprinkle the parmesan over the tart and place in the oven. Bake for about 25-30mins, this cooking time depends on your oven, I have a gas oven so it cooks very hot.
  7. When the egg mixture has set and is golden brown it is ready to take out.
Serves Cooking Time Prep Time
8-10 25-30mins 15mins



That sounds SOOOOOO defintely going to try it!

Nerissa Cooper

Sounds good Kirsten will give it a whirl

caroline jones

wanting to come around and have it again SOOOOOOON!!!!!!

Chef Paul Jobin

Hey Kirsten, I am going to push your tasty treat into the TV world this Friday morning, 10.07am on TVONE Good Morning - Get friends glued in to watch as I take your dish for a spin with Sarah! Get all friends voting and push your dish up to No 1

Chef Paul Jobin

Kirsten where are you?! Those who know her, give her a nudge - WAKE UP! Your tarts were made on primetime TV. They created a stir, split votes with floor crew and Sarah on Good Morning that Goats Cheese is an acquired taste - man, two of the camera boys just loved them (whole tray gone in nano seconds) and they're so easy to make. So when you have finished having your nana nap, check your clip out on - its there until Monday. PJ


Nana Nap!!! Sorry I was so tardy but I have been traipsing my three lovely children around the North Island for the school holidays, (never a parents holiday) but I do have some very faithful supporters and wonderful friends who sent hordes of text and phone messages to me. I cant wait to visit the clip on the good morning link.
thanks Paul, very exciting!!

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