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Courgette flan with basil sauce and fresh tomatoes, recipe by Arturo Dori

Arturo Dori by Arturo Dori
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Difficulty
Medium
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Preparation
10 minutes
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Cook
20 minutes
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Serves
6

On the hottest summer days (or for special occasions) try this courgette flan with basil sauce and tomatoes by Arturo Dori: fast, gluten-free, light, savoury and...very chic!

Ingredients
courgette flan ingredients
courgette flan ingredients - Credit: Lara Musa

For the flan

  • 500 g courgettes,
  • 300 g ricotta cheese,
  • 3 eggs,
  • 3 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese,
  • 1 clove of garlic,
  • 1 sprig of thyme,
  • 4 or 5 leaves of basil,
  • 200 g tomatoes,
  • Freshly ground pepper.

For the basil sauce

  • A bunch of basil,
  • A small clove of garlic,
  • Two tablespoons of grated Parmigiano cheese,
  • A tablespoon of almonds,
  • Extra-virgin olive oil to taste,
  • Salt.
Method

Follow these steps:

Courgettes and basil
Courgettes and basil - Credit: Lara Musa

Blend the basil with the salt, the garlic and the extra-virgin olive. Cover and refrigerate.

Cut the courgettes in large pieces. Cook them in boiling water for about 5 minutes.

Sautè the courgettes
Sautè the courgettes - Credit: Lara Musa

Sauté the courgettes in a pan with chopped garlic, thyme and freshly pepper for a few minutes. Blend them with the eggs, the ricotta, the Parmesan and the basil.

Grease a baking dish and pour in the mixture. Cook in a double saucepan (bain marie) for about 20 minutes.

Courgettes flan
Courgettes flan - Credit: Lara Musa

Let cool before turning out the flan. Put the basil sauce into a piping bag and decorate the flan. Serve with fresh dressed tomatoes and a glass of chilled white wine.

 

You can try the same recipe with different vegetables, such as carrots, broccoli and artichokes. In winter you can garnish the flan with a béchamel sauce instead of the basil one.

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