My Spring Pie with Zucchini & Carrot and Caramelized Onions 


I am definitely in a spring mode… Spring is my favourite season and I adore how the nature changes when the weather becomes warmer!

Yesterday I did this tart to celebrate to welcome spring in Zurich 🙂 I love to find the small ways of being happy in my life and Cooking is how I reflect my emotions!!

You can try this recipe for dinner, for lunch and it’s super easy!

Enjoy it!


  • 1 pocket of ready to use salty pie pastry ( I bought it from migros )
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 zucchinis
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • Dried mint & basil 1 teaspoon of each
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Egg
  • Half pocket of grated gruyere cheese (add more or less according to your taste)
  • 1 dessertspoon of  paprika
  • Salt & pepper

Cooking Time:  35 min

Level: Easy,  for 4 person

Preheat the oven to 200C. As this is a tart, I used the option that you can heat the top and the bottom of the oven.

Start cutting the onions into half circles. Place them in a pan with balsamic vinegar and start to caramelise them in a medium heat. You will see, when there is no more vinegar on the pan, your onions will start to caramelised 🙂

On the other hand, Clean the carrots and zucchinis. Grate them in a big bowl. The most important thing in this recipe is to squeeze all the juice of zucchini with your hands. This will avoid you to have a juicy pie.

Once you squeeze all the juice, then add the egg, olive oil & all the spices and mix them in a big bowl.

Take your pie pan and place the pastry, curl the corners with your hands. Take a fork and make some holes onto it. ( see the picture below).


Then add your vegetable mix, top it with grated cheese and caramelised onions. Bake it until the pie is crusty ( check often the bottom of the pie, if it is crusty then its perfect), about 25 mins.

Bon Appétit!


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