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Quick Appetizer Zucchini Tart

This recipe I call “Jacques Zucchini Tart.” It is the perfect appetizer – think chilled rosé with a savoury, lightly salted snack that takes about 30 minutes to pull together. Your guests will be impressed and assume it was a big effort, but as our host at a charming self-catered villa in the Languedoc Jacques explained it is just darn good.
Zucchini at St Tropez Market @PerfProvence

Jacques Zucchini Tart

This tart is easy to make all you need is a few ingredients for the perfect pairing with a glass of chilled rosé. Easy and very tasty, serve as an appetizer or as a light main with a salad.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French, Provencal
Servings 6 People


  • 1 package Pate feuilletee
  • 1 medium Zucchini
  • 1/3 Cup (50g) Almonds
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves
  • to taste Salt & Pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place the pastry shell on parchment paper (if it does not come in the package).
  • Wash the zucchini and chop in large pieces.
  • Put zucchini, cheese, garlic and oil in a food processor and mix until well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spread the zucchini mixture evenly on top of the pastry.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown.
  • Slice and serve.
    Jacques Zucchini Tart @PerfProvence #Recipes
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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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