Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tomato-Zucchini Tart

I'm always looking for different ways to prepare vegetables. My husband isn't as big a fan of the green stuff as I am, so finding creative and tasty veggie recipes is a must in our house! He loves to grill so I can usually get away with having a mixed veggie grill tossed in a little bit of pesto. And now we can add the following recipe to the list of vegetable dishes he likes (he actually went for seconds so this is a pretty big deal).

Tomato-Zucchini Tart
Source: Southern Living, August 2007

1/2 (15-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 medium tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1. Fit piecrust into a 9-inch tart pan according to package directions; trim excess. Prick bottom and sides of piecrust using a fork.

2. Bake piecrust at 450° for 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool.

3. Sauté zucchini in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes or until tender. Arrange zucchini in bottom of prepared piecrust. Arrange tomatoes on top of zucchini.

4. Stir together basil, cheese, and mayonnaise. Drop by teaspoonfuls evenly on top of tomatoes, and spread gently. Sprinkle with pepper.

5. Bake at 425° for 10 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese mixture is slightly melted.

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