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Savory green bean tart: the recipe for a light and tasty rustic

Savory green bean tart: the recipe for a light and tasty rustic



for the filling

Extra virgin olive oil

The savory cake with green beans it’s a rustic rich and flavorful, a real dinner saver ready in minutes. A prepared shell of fragrant puff pastry contains a tasty filling made from eggs, soft cheese, yogurt, speck and green beans.

Crumbly, light and with a creamy heart, the savory green bean cake is excellent both hot and at room temperature, a single dish delicious and complete that can be enjoyed on the occasion of a picnic in the park, an outdoor outing, or served at the beginning of a dinner or for a appetizer between friends, cut into small wedges.

Ideal for when you have little time, but you don’t want to give up cooking something good and different from the usual, salty empanadas are an excellent recipe empty refrigerator: to the green beans you can also add other vegetables such as peas, zucchini slices, julienned carrots, asparagus pieces, artichoke wedges, blanched spinach, etc. For a fall variant, you can combine diced butternut squash, broccoli florets, and striped mushrooms.

You can replace the speck with other cured meats such as raw cooked ham or diced bacon, yogurt with cow ricotta, and stracchino with diced provola or scamorza cheese, for an irresistibly sticky result. If you have special dexterity, you can try to make puff pastry at home, but the final result, with which it is ready to use, is just as successful.

Find out how to prepare the green bean savory tart by following the step-by-step procedure and tips. Also try the pea tart and the artichoke and bacon tart.

How to prepare the savory cake with green beans

Cut the green beans at the ends 1 and wash them well under cold running water.

Boil them in boiling salted water for 10-15 minutes. 2.

Check doneness with the tines of a fork, then drain al dente 3.

Cut the speck slices into strips 4.

In a bowl, combine the egg, yogurt, grated Parmesan cheese, and chopped parsley. 5.

Mix with a fork until a homogeneous mixture is obtained. 6.

Roll out the puff pastry into a 26cm diameter cake pan, lightly greased or lined with parchment paper, and prick the bottom with the prongs of a fork. 7.

Spread half of the boiled green beans on top 8.

Pour over the egg mixture 9.

Distribute the stracchino in small pieces on top 10.

Also add the speck eleven.

Complete with a little chopped parsley, a little ground pepper and a pinch of salt 12.

Fold the puff pastry on all sides. 13.

Bake in a preheated static oven at 185 °C for 25 minutes, until the edge of the dough is lightly golden. 14.

Your savory tart with green beans is ready to be enjoyed hot, warm or cold fifteen.


This savory cake is also perfect for using up a lot of boiled green beans that were left in the fridge from the days before. For added convenience, you can also use frozen green beans.

In addition to the prepared puff pastry, shortcrust pastry or crazy pasta can be used to make it.


You can keep the green bean tart for a maximum of two days in the fridge wrapped in cling film, taking into account that as the days go by the puff pastry will lose friability.

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