Teresa Cutter’s Delicious Zucchini and Ricotta Tart Recipe

Teresa Cutter

The Healthy Chef

Nov 21, 2023

Make this zucchini and ricotta tart for an easy and healthy family meal!

The zucchini and ricotta tart recipe is an extract from Teresa Cutter’s new cookbook, Simple Healthy Recipes.


  • 650 g (23 oz) zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 250 g (8 oz) firm ricotta
  • 100 g (10½ oz) Danish feta
  • 1 lemon, juice + zest
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 60 ml (¼ cup/2 fl oz) milk, your choice
  • leafy greens to serve
  • 1 quantity Spelt pastry(store bought or home made)


  1. PREHEAT your oven 200° (400°F) fan-forced.
  2. COMBINE zucchini and salt in a bowl, then place in a colander for 15 minutes to allow any excess moisture to drain out.
  3. PLACE the pastry on a sheet of baking paper and roll out until about 30 cm (12 inches) diameter. Transfer pastry and baking paper onto a baking tray. Refrigerate before using.
  4. SMASH ricotta and feta into a bowl, then mix through the chives and lemon zest.
  5. SPREAD the ricotta mixture onto the pastry, leaving a 3 cm (1inch) border around the edges.
  6. ARRANGE the zucchini on top of the ricotta.
  7. FOLD OVER the pastry to enclose the filling and brush with a little milk to glaze.
  8. BAKE the tart for 45 minutes or until golden.
  9. SERVE and enjoy with leafy greens and a drizzle of lemon juice.

Teresa Cutter’s New Cookbook

Teresa Cutter The Healthy Chef’s new cookbook, SIMPLE HEALTHY RECIPES will revolutionise how you cook!

Featuring over 300 recipes that are simple, healthy and budget friendly, this cookbook is a healthy take on all the classics and family favourites.

With 11 chapters ranging from nourishing breakfasts, family dinners, grazing plates for entertaining, breads and spectacular desserts, there are so many recipes that are sure to become new family favourites. This is the perfect cookbook to stand proud on your kitchen bench or give as a gift to someone you love.


By Teresa Cutter

The Healthy Chef

Teresa is a classically trained chef, nutritionist, accredited fitness trainer and award-winning cookbook author. As the founding director of The Healthy Chef, a company dedicated to improving individuals' health, Teresa specialises in designing nutritional supplements, such as marine collagen, proteins, superfoods, magnesium, functional beverages and healthy cookbooks.



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