Thin Onion Tart / Pissaladière

French inspiration for cooking onions, indeed in the South of France, pissaladière is quite common; it is a thin tart with onions, olives and anchovies. This recipe omits the anchovies to ensure it is vegan and vegetarian, but there’s no harm in adding them on when you add the olives. This tart is great hot or called.

Time Preparing: 70 mins
Time Cooking: 40 mins
Serves: 2
Difficulty: 4/5
Season: Autumn

Ingredients – Topping
– 400g Onions
– 1 tbsp Sugar
– 3 tbsp Olive Oil
– 10 to 15 Olives
– Salt and Pepper
– Mixed Herbs
Ingredients – Bread Dough
(Recipe for two onion tarts and one loaf of bread)
– 150ml Water
– 1 tbsp Sugar
– 1 tsp Salt
– 16g Olive Oil
– 250g Plain Flour
– 6g Dried Yeast

1. In a large bowl mix together Water, Salt, Olive Oil, then add Sugar, Flour and Yeast and then knead the bread by hand
2. Leave the dough for 40 minutes
3. Split the dough into two – one half will make a loaf, the other will be used for two tarts
4. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees
5. Peel and slice Onions
6. In a large pan, heat olive oil on a medium heat. Once it’s hot, add the Onions, Salt, Pepper and Sugar.
7. Simmer for 5-10 mins before turning the heat up for an additional 5 mins
8. Roll the dough for the tarts in two flat bases and leave for 20 mins 8. Spread Onion mix onto the based before adding Olives and Mixed Herbs
9. Bake tarts in the oven for 15-20 mins


This recipe was created for Tower Green Hamlets by Pauline Cuisine