Courgette and Green Bean Mini Quiches

Courgette and Green Bean Mini Quiches

A picnic isn’t a picnic without an eye-catching quiche. And this recipe is perfect for those summer gatherings. With seasonal courgettes, green beans and local Lye Cross Farm cheddar – you’ll be in everyone’s good books.


  1. 300g premade shortcrust pastry
  2. Plain flour, for dusting
  3. 100g green beans, quartered
  4. 100g Lye Cross Farm cheddar, grated
  5. 2 Haresfield Farm organic eggs
  6. 125ml double cream
  7. A handful of fresh coriander, chopped finely


Roll the pastry out onto a lightly floured work surface until thin. Using the bottom of a glass milk bottle as a guide, cut circles out of the pastry, adding a 1cm lip. Line a muffin tray or cupcake tin with the pastry circles, pressing the pastry into the edges and up the sides. Continue re-rolling the pastry until you’ve lined all the tins. Pop the pastry into the fridge to chill for 30 mins.

Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line each pastry case with a piece of foil and fill with baking beans or uncooked rice. Bake for 10 mins, then lift out the foil and beans and bake for a further 5 mins.

Divide the thin courgette strips and green bean quarters between the cases. Into a mixing jug, beat the eggs and cream together with seasoning. Add a sprinkling of the grated cheese to each tart, and follow this with the egg and cream mixture. Finish with a topping of the remaining cheddar and fresh coriander, before baking in the oven for 20-25 mins or until golden and puffed up. Leave to cool, before packing into a picnic and sharing out with family and friends!



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