We recently had a potluck at work, and my coworker Christen came in with the delicious and cheesy tart she found on Roxana’s Home Baking via Pinterest. It was so delicious I vowed to make it, and soon! My interpretation of the recipe:
You will need
- 1 Frozen Piecrust
- 3T Toasted Pine Nuts (Pignoli)*
- 3 Medium-Sized Zucchini, ends cut off
- About a Pint of Grape or Cherry Tomatoes, halved
- 2 Eggs
- 1/4 C Greek Yogurt (I used 0% fat Fage)
- 2 T Olive Oil
- 4oz Feta Cheese, crumpled
- Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Heat the oven to 375° F
- Finely slice the zucchini. I used my mandolin.
- Sprinkle some salt on the zucchini and place in a colander to drain. (Say no! to soggy zucchini!)
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine the eggs, greek yogurt, and olive oil.
- Place your pie crust on a baking tin. This will prevent the cheap aluminum your pie crust is in from warping.
- Pat dry the zucchini (You’ll be surprised how much water the salt draws out) and lay half of them into the bottom of the pie crust.
- Sprinkle the feta cheese on top
- Sprinkle the pine nuts on top
- Add another layer of zucchini using what remains.
- Arrange the halved tomatoes along the outside of the pie crust. Or make a design, whatever strikes your fancy!
- Sprinkle on the rest of the pine nuts.
- Pour the egg/yogurt mixture on top of the tart. Your call if you want the tomatoes covered too.
- Grate the parmesan cheese over top.
- Stick it in the oven for about 40 minutes. Let cool before slicing.
*Word to the Wise – Toast your pine nuts first. Give them your undivided attention. I did not do this, and narrowly missed burning them. I rushed them out of the pan and into a small bowl – and placed the pan back down on the electric range without turning off the heat. I was placing zucchini in the tart when my smoke alarm went off. My quite new stainless steel pan was mostly brown and black. And it was my fault! Ugh!
I boiled a combo of water and vinegar in the pan (per instructions I found here) and it looks like I did not succeed in killing it. If I do this in my late twenties… does that mean I’m going to burn my house down when I’m in my 60’s?
I couldn’t stay mad at myself for too long, because I am responsible for a friggin delicious and beautiful tart!