Roasted Vegetable Tart with Eggplant Crust

vegetable tart with eggplant crust Here’s an all vegetable tart with an extra healthy spin on a it because there’s no pastry involved when putting it together!

roasted eggplant

eggplant crusted tart Thick sturdy slices of roasted eggplant form the perfect crust to encase all your vegetables, it’s healthy, much lighter and very pretty in it’s presentation.

eggplant crusted tart Simple to do with just a little prep work of roasting or grilling your vegetables ahead of time, then all you do is layer the cooked eggplant all around your tart pan, your favorite cheese will bind it all together.

vegetable tart with eggplant crust Arrange all your vegetables on top and then place it all into the oven.

vegetable tart with eggplant crustThe cheese will bond everything together when melted, and the top will be nice and golden, just like this!

vegetable tart with eggplant crust It’s crispy on the edges and creamy in the middle. Would you care for a slice?

vegetable tart with eggplant crust Enjoy!

Roasted Vegetable Tart with Eggplant Crust

Ingredients

  • 9 inch flutted tart pan with removable bottom, lightly brushed inside with olive oil
  • 3 medium eggplant, cut longwise into 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 zucchini, cut on the diagonal
  • 1 yellow squash, cut on the diagonal
  • a handful of grape tomatoes, halved
  • 6 to 8 small asparagus
  • shredded fontina and asiago cheese,plus a couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan.
  • chopped basil and parsley for garnish
  • olive oil

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425 F. drizzle a sheet pan with olive oil, place eggplant slices on top, sprinkle with salt and pepper and more olive oil, roast until soft and nicely golden, watch so they don't get well done and too crispy, you want them still pliable. Set aside.
  2. Roast the zucchini and yellow squash the same way. No need to roast asparagus or tomato slices.
  3. To arrange the tart place eggplant slices all around the pan and bottom, you want the rounded part of the eggplant to form the scalloped edge.
  4. Shred enough cheese to generously cover the bottom of the tart then arrange your veggies all around.
  5. And some of the shredded cheeses on top but do not totally cover the vegetables, you want to be able to see them.
  6. Place tart pan on top of a baking sheet and place into a 400 F. preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, the cheese should be melted and the top a golden brown.
  7. Cool down before cutting.
  8. **** NOTE***** You can replace roasted veggies with grilled.
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Comments

  1. I’m going to try this over the weekend! Sounds delicious!

  2. A thing of eggplant beauty!

  3. All I can say is YUM !!!!

  4. Veggie Heaven. I love eggplant, but have a problem when it absorbs too much oil. This looks like a great way to cook them and your presentation is just beautiful.

  5. Marie – another mouth watering work of art. Can’t wait to try this this summer!!

  6. What a brillant idea – and so pretty – can’t wait to try this out!

  7. stephanie says:

    Beautiful!!! Love this!

  8. Marie – How in the world do you come up with these ideas? I love it. That shot of the eggplant “crust” just looks so inviting. I love the crunchy edges especially.

  9. Another beautiful one, Marie! Feeling healthier just looking at …

  10. Another winner!

  11. Absolutely stunning!

  12. Whaaat? Eggplant crust/ You slay me. This is genius.
    LL

  13. Could you possibly give me approx. how much of each cheese is used…..making it tonight.
    Thanks

  14. This looks amazing and so pretty! Any ideas to swap out the eggplant with as no one in this household likes it besides me! :(

  15. Sounds good! Thank-you!

  16. Made this last night and it was to die for! i don’t like asparagus, so I left those out….but everything else …absolutely awesome!!! As a vegetarian, I have totally appreciated this dish and you bet I will make this over and over again! Thank you Marie. :-)

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