The 50th Anniversary Issue

Our 50th birthday issue is on sale now. We're celebrating five decades of great food and travel with our biggest issue yet.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 27th November, 2016 and receive a Villeroy & Boch platter!

Gourmet on your iPad

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

Asparagus, dill and onion tart

Serve this tangy tart with a simple chopped cos lettuce, cucumber and dill salad dressed with lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil.

You'll need

2 tbsp olive oil 3 bunches salad onions, trimmed, bulbs thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped Finely grated rind of 2 lemons and juice of 1 ½ cup coarsely chopped dill, plus extra to serve 16 filo pastry sheets 100 gm butter, melted 500 gm thick plain yoghurt 5 eggs 50 gm (1/3 cup) plain flour, sieved 4 bunches asparagus, trimmed, cut into 10cm lengths To serve: extra-virgin olive oil


  • 01
  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion and garlic and sauté until tender (4-5 minutes), stir through lemon rind, season to taste and set aside to cool to room temperature, then stir through dill.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180C. Place a filo pastry sheet on a work surface, brush with butter and top with another pastry sheet. Repeat until you have eight layers of pastry, then trim to a 16cm x 40cm rectangle and line an 11cm x 34cm rectangular tart tin, brushed with butter. Repeat with remaining pastry and butter and line another tart tin.
  • 03
  • Divide onion mixture among tart cases. Whisk yoghurt, eggs and flour in a bowl to combine, add lemon juice, season to taste and pour over onion mixture. Scatter over asparagus, then bake until golden and set (20-25 minutes). Serve warm or at room temperature, topped with extra dill.

Note This recipe makes two tarts.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
things to do this autumn

Whether it's foraging for wild mushrooms in a picturesque Victorian forest or watching a film by moonlight in Darwin, we've got you covered with 20 exciting autumn experiences from around Australia.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people

Drink Suggestion

Herbaceous, zesty semillon sauvignon blanc blend.

Featured in

Nov 2010

You might also like...

Adriano Zumbo's Christmas recipes


Christmas pudding ice-cream

Holiday entertaining recipes


Raspberry and Mint Mojito

David Thompson's Thai recipes


Neil Perry: Prawn cocktail

Strawberry recipes


Serge Dansereau: Blueberry vanilla tart

Longrain recipes


Barbecue trout bundles with prosciutto and button mushrooms

Barbecue recipes


Serge Dansereau: Homemade lemonade

Fast spring recipes


Serge Danserau: Duck confit and potato terrine

Chorizo recipes


conversion tool

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.