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Broccoli Rabe Tart

Broccoli Rabe Tart

Broccoli Rabe Tart

Broccoli rabe works so nicely in a tart like this as it doesn’t get lost; it stands up for itself flavour-wise among the other ingredients. This would also work well as more of a “spanakopita”, where you could just use lots of shredded broccoli rabe in place of the other vegies. Either way, this is another example of the versatility of this wonderful vegetable.

Serves: 4




  • 4 sheets filo pastry
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, peeled & sliced
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • ½ bunch broccoli rabe
  • Handful cherry tomatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 cup grated cheese of choice
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line an overproof dish, tart tray or baking tray.
  2. Lay one sheet filo pastry in dish and brush roughly with olive oil.
  3. Lay second piece on top and repeat. Repeat with last two sheets.
  4. Sauté onion over medium heat until soft. Add garlic and cook for 1 min.
  5. Sprinkle mix evenly over pastry.
  6. Roughly chop and scatter broccoli rabe over top and add cherry tomatoes.
  7. In separate bowl, whisk eggs, mustard and paprika together with a couple of pinches of salt.
  8. Stir in grated cheese and tip evenly over rest of ingredients.
  9. Fold over sides of pastry to create a little folded edge around the outside — the tart will be relatively flat.
  10. Bake for around 20 mins, or until egg is cooked through.


Meg Thompson

Meg Thompson is a practising naturopath, cook, mother, writer and passionate wholefood enthusiast based in Melbourne. Meg’s interest in health, food and the role of food as medicine has shaped her career and lifestyle. Following an early career in psychology and education, she completed studies in naturopathy, nutrition and herbal medicine and now runs a successful clinical practice. Meg works from a philosophy that food is much more than something to fill our bellies, but a source of nourishment, deliciousness, education, ritual and celebration, best shared with those we love.