This vegetable tart might look a bit crazy but it’s actually a cinch to make! All you need is a trusty vegetable peeler to get thin sliced of heirloom carrots, zucchini, and yellow summer squash.
The goat cheese filling is BEYOND! So easy to make but I know you’ll be subbing it into other recipes because it’s DELICIOUS!
The tart might look crazy — and time-consuming, but really it’s pretty simple! A vegetable peeler makes all the thin slices. From there, you arrange them in a giant roll. A little radio or TV in the background can make the whole thing effortless. My favorite part of the tart is the filling. When you mix goat cheese, lemon juice, salt, thyme, and minced garlic you get something that tastes like “WOW!” You can spread it on toast, veggies or eat it by the spoonful as I did.
I love the golden color of a pastry dough that uses egg yolk. And added bonus is it’s less crumbly! Roll the chilled dough out on a floured surface
Mix the minced garlic, lemon juice, thyme, salt, and pepper and set aside.
Just use a vegetable peeler to get those thin sliced for the spiral. It’s the easiest way and works quite well.
It was hilarious making this pretty tart out of what looked like vegetable scraps destined for the compost pile Also…Have you EVER seen carrots that look so much like bacon??
I found it was easiest to make the core of the spiral on the cutting board and then transfer it to the prepared tart where it can be easily added to.
Once your tart is all filled out it’s ready for a good brushing of olive oil.
The tart is ready for the oven after a healthy sprinkle of sea salt, pepper and thyme. Rosemary might be a nice addition as well.
If you’ve tried this tart then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you!
Spiral Vegetable Tart
For the Filling
- 1/2 cup goat cheese
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
For the Vegetables
- 3 yellow squash
- 3 zuccinni
- 4 carrots
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
- 2 tbs olive oil for brushing
For the Shell
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 egg yolk
- 9 tbsp cold butter cut into 1 inch cubes
For the filling
- Mix the goat's cheese, lemon juice, garlic, salt and thyme in a small bowl.
For the Tart Shell
- Mix the egg and lemon juice in a small bowl.
- Add the flour, butter and egg mixture to a food processor and pulse until if forms into a ball.
- Place dough on a floured surface and knead about 5-7 times.
- Form into a disk, wrap in plastic and chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Roll out into a 10-11 inch circle and line tart pan making sure to puch into all the corners.
- Cover with parchment paper and weights (you can use beans or rice) and bake at 425F for about 18 minutes.
- Remove paper and wrights and brush with beaten egg yolk. Return to oven and bake for another 4-5 minutes longer. Allow to cool before applying filling.
- Slice the vegetables with a peeler and arrange on paper towels to absorb water.
- Spread the goat cheese mixture on the baked tart shell.
- Arrange the slices in a spiral.
- Brush tart with olive oil. Sprinkle salt and thyme (pepper is desired).
- Bake at 350F for about 50-55 minutes.
- Pate Brizeé recipe adapted from James Beard Foundation.
- If you want to make the crust without eggs, add 2 tbsp of whole milk and skip the egg wash.
But WAIT! What if this seems like too much work???
This is the little tart I made from the scrap pastry and left over goat’s cheese mixture. I layered a few bits of summer squash on top and sprinkled with olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme. It baked faster and was a delicious treat!