Roasted Vegetable Pesto Tart

This Thanksgiving turned out wonderfully. We hardly planned what we were making and it still turned out delicious. I made this vegetable tart- it’s sort of like quiche. I definitely want to make this again. Perhaps I’ll make it with butternut squash and sage. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Ingredients

  • crust recipe (or ready made pie crust)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 cup zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup red bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, caps removed and sliced medium-thick
  • 2 tablespoons herb pesto
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese 
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 360 F.
  2. Whisk eggs, milk, and cream in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a medium frying. When the oil is heated, add the zucchini, red pepper, mushrooms, and garlic. Saute until almost tender. Add the spinach and cook until almost wilted.
  4. Mix in the pesto, cayenne, salt, and pepper.
  5. Place the crust in the pie pan. there should be a little dough hanging over the edge. Transfer the vegetables to the pie crust. Add 1/4 cup of the cheesee.
  6. Slowlly pour in the cream mixture. I used only half of it but feel free to use all. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. Fold the edge of the dough inward.
  7. With a pastry brush, lightly brush the exposed crust with olive oil or butter.
  8. Bake at 360 F for 30-40 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes- it will be almost like a quiche in texture. Serve warm!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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