Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Summer Sesations: Rustic Summer Squash Tart

So I have been pushing everyone to go to their local farmers market's lately. Well, today is no exception! This recipe combines amazing finds from your local market, is HEART HEALTHY, and low in callories, but BIG on taste!

Rustic Summer Squash Tart
Grocery List:
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb mixed summer squash (zucchini, yellow squash and pattypan), cut in 1/4-in. rounds
2 shallots, thinly sliced
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme or marjoram, plus sprigs for garnish
1 tsp chopped garlic
Freshly ground pepper
1 refrigerated pie crust (from a 15-oz box)
4 oz Roquefort cheese, Gorgonzola or other good-quality blue cheese
1 roasted yellow or red pepper (freshly roasted or from a jar), cut in strips
1 large plum tomato, sliced, seeds removed
1 large egg, beaten

How to make it:
1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add squash and shallots and cook, turning pieces as they start to color, 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from heat; stir in thyme, garlic and pepper to taste. Cool to room temperature.

2. Heat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; unroll or unfold pie crust on the parchment. With a rolling pin, roll crust to a 13-in. round. Crumble half the cheese over crust to within 2 in. of edge. Arrange squash mixture, pepper strips and tomato slices on cheese; fold edge of the crust over filling and brush crust with egg.

3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes until pastry is golden. Slide tart, still on parchment, onto a wire rack. Crumble remaining cheese over top. Let cool before serving.

Nutritional Information:
(makes 12 servings)
9g fat
1g fiber
3 WW points


ColleenD said...

Wow! This looks so good it's making me HUNGRY. And I think i actually have all the ingredients, many of them from our own garden.

Britt said...

PLEASE make this for me!!!! YUM!

Britt said...

PLEASE make this for me!!!! YUM!

ColleenD said...

Okay, I made this for supper last night. It was WONDERFUL!! I just have to share!
FWIW, my family can't eat prepared pie crusts because of the preservatives. I usually make my own crusts in about five minutes. You can find my recipe on my blog,

Cole and Kimala said...

I love that you put WW points on your recipes. Very helpful!!

The Gourmet Momma said...

Your more than welcome for the WW points! :)

And Colleen, your so fast! Thank you so much for the pie crust recipe! :)

* Amanda * said...

That looks so excellent! I can't wait to try it!

Gina said...

OMGosh this looks DELISH!!!!!!

lalaine said...

wow! The pie looks so wonderful...and earthy and healthy!

I am going to try this. Had something like this in a restaurant with eggplant, caramelized onions, roma tomatoes, basil leaves and it was wonderful.