Sunday, August 21, 2011

Recipe: Zucchini and Caramelized Onion Tart

Our zucchini is going absolutely crazy in our garden.  Actually, everything is.  I like to think that a previous green-thumbed owner set us up to be successful. 

Soooo...we had four zucchinis ready to go on Friday and a BBQ to attend.  Enter this tart.  This recipe is an adaptation of this one and this is one of those dishes that can be used as either a side or main dish.

I should note that we all agreed that there was too much crust so I scaled that back in my recipe. 


Whole wheat flour, chives and salt.

We don't have pie weights so I improvised with a smaller pie plate.

Zucchini and Caramelized Onion Tart


Whole wheat crust:

  • 1.5 cups whole wheat floor
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Handful of chives, chopped
  • Large pinch of salt

  • 3 - 4 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt

  1. Put zucchini into a large colander, lightly salt and toss. 
  2. Preheat oven to 400º F.  
  3. Heat butter and 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and cook, stirring often, until nice and brown, approximately 20 minutes.  
  4. While onions are cooking, prepare the crust.  In a large bowl, combine the flour, chives and salt.  
  5. Slowly pour in 1/4 cup of olive oil and combine with a fork.  
  6. Add in the water and lightly knead until the dough forms a ball.  
  7. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of a greased tart of pie pan.  
  8. Cover crust with foil and a smaller pie plate, pie weights or beans.  Bake for 15 minutes.  
  9. While the crust is baking, rinse the zucchini and pat dry.  
  10. Add a layer of mozzarella to the crust and top with a layer of zucchini.  Repeat layers of cheese and zucchini, ending with a layer of the caramelized onions and zucchini slices.  Top with parmesan cheese. 
  11. Bake for 15 minutes and then finish with 3 - 5 minutes under the broiler until the top is slightly browned.  
  12. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before slicing. 

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