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Asparagus, dill and onion tart

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for asparagus, dill and onion tart.

By Emma Knowles & Lisa Featherby
  • 20 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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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.


  • 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 plain flour, sieved (1/3 cup)
  • 4 bunches asparagus, trimmed, cut into 10cm lengths
  • To serve: extra-virgin olive oil


  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
Drink Suggestion: Herbaceous, zesty semillon sauvignon blanc blend. Drink suggestion by Max Allen