Olives Tart


This is Todd English's signature dish.

  • 4Servings


Tart Shell

  • 1 1/8 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 8 Tbs. cold unsalted butter

Tart Filling

  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 3 Spanish onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 Tbs. black olive paste
  • 1/2 cup assorted black and green olives, roughly chopped
  • 6 oz. crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 large fresh sprig rosemary plus 2 more for garnish


1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

To make Tart Shell:

2. Put flour, sugar and salt in a food processor fitted with a steel blade, and pulse to combine. Add water, and pulse again. While processor is running, add butter in pieces, one at a time, until dough comes together. Remove dough, form a ball, wrap it in plastic and refrigerate it for 20 minutes.

To make Tart Filling:

3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat, and add butter. Add onions, and cook until they are soft and golden, for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove them from heat, and set them aside to cool.

4. Remove tart dough from refrigerator, lightly dust a work surface with flour and roll dough out to fit into a 9-inch tart pan.

5. Spread tart shell evenly with olive paste. Add an even layer of reserved onions, and sprinkle with chopped olives, goat cheese and rosemary.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat, garnish with rosemary sprigs and serve.

Wine Suggestions
An Italian Pinot Grigio, not too tart but fruity and crisp, would go nicely with this tart. Try a chilled Di Lenardo Vineyard Friuli Pinot Grigio.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 420
  • Carbohydrate Content: 37 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 75 mg
  • Fat Content: 32 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 18 g
  • Sodium Content: 530 mg
  • Sugar Content: 4 g