Tuesdays with Dorie BWJ: Summer Vegetable Tart

July 16, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in BWJ, groups, other savory, savory things, tuesdays with dorie, veggies | 14 Comments
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summer vegetable tart

Gale Gand’s Summer Vegetable Tart at first sounded so promising.  My CSA is throwing all kinds of vegetables my way, and it can be a challenge (a fun challenge) to get them taken care of before the next week’s batch takes over my fridge.  I was kind of surprised, then, to see that the “summer vegetables” in the recipe are just garlic, onions, red peppers and mushrooms.  Those are more like “whenever vegetables,” so I took some creative license and added zucchini and summer squash to the mix.

The tart is simple enough– the shell is just layers of butter-brushed phyllo baked till golden.  The veggies are sautéed separately and then loaded into the baked shell along with some cheese.  That’s it, all done and ready to serve.  It’s okay.  It certainly isn’t bad, just a little dull, even though I tried to pep mine up with some hot pepper flakes and fresh parsley.  The phyllo shell gets soggy in a hurry, and because the filling is never baked, it stays loose and messy.  I prefer the Cheese and Tomato Galette we did last month, and I think a riff on that will be my next attempt at a summer veggie tart.

We’re going without hosts now for TWD, so for the recipe, see Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan.  Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. This looks great for the summer weather and nice idea adding your own veg to it 🙂

  2. Beautifully done! My hubby won’t eat mushrooms or zucchini, so he took a pass 🙂

  3. Very pretty. I haven’t made mine yet, but if I can muster up the motivation to turn on the oven, I will make it for dinner, maybe.

  4. My veggie patch is starting produce so guess what I’ll be trying?? Thanks for sharing!

  5. I was not a fan of the phyllo either. But I liked eating all the veggies!

  6. I agree…vegetables were great…the crust not so much! Love your picture!

  7. I agree that the peppers and mushrooms weren’t all that summery. I added zucchini too.

  8. I love that you added zucchini. Tart looks lovely! I am a big fan of phyllo, so I definitely enjoyed it!

  9. Love the look of your tart. I enjoyed the tart and would make it again, and try different veggies.

  10. sog sog sog. I too added zucchini from my CSA (a real summer vegetable!) but combined with the mushrooms I think it might have added too much water. Bummer.

    At least the photo looks great. Wish I had a clue how to take a decent picture…

  11. Your tart is just lovely! Nice additions. I did add a yellow bell pepper to help brighten it up a bit. The filling is tasty and I would make it again, but with a different crust.

  12. Agree with you on the galette base instead of the phyllo but it was worth a try. Amazing picture!

  13. Vegetables!vegetable!vegetable! I really love vegetables, especially if a vegetable recipe is prepared like this.. Yummy!

  14. Looks great and sunny!!!

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