Savory Summery Tomato & Zucchini Tart

By now your gardens are in full swing… lucky!  We won’t discuss my petrified tomato and pepper plants though… they just will NOT grow!

So tonight on the way home from work, as I was trying not to nod off as I’m exhausted I started thinking about what I could make for dinner.  For me, I’m so tired I could care less about eating right now however Mr. Fantabulous is a bottomless pit.  Thing is, the man can eat like a horse and not gain one damn ounce!  <hate him… well okay that’s not true but my thighs don’t like him for it!..LOL>  As I was pretty much day dreaming I passed a fresh fruit and veggie stand and they had absolutely gorgeous tomatoes.   They were so pretty that I actually turned around and stopped.

Confession:  I have this absolute LOVE of fresh beautiful tomatoes but you would never EVER catch me eat one in the ‘raw’ state or even cooked slices.  I just can’t.  Once you cut them open I get all kind of weirded out by them.  It’s just yicky.  But yet I LOVE tomato sauces and so forth. I know, I’m weird like that 🙂

Anyway as I was grabbing some fresh Roma tomatoes, I saw a beautiful zucchini as well.  As I stood there, day dreaming the girl working the stand asking me what I was going to make with it however I didn’t really hear her as I totally was in my own world.  I then heard “Ma’am, ma’am” to which I went “Huh?” then instantly smiled and apologized.  She said laughed and said “It’s cool, you just look beat.”  Gee thanks… just what I wanted to hear!  LOL  Anyway she asked what I was going to make with it and I had that deer in headlights look.  Just then a little old lady said “Oh sweetie, those would make a beautiful tomato pie!”  I stopped and was like “Yes!  That sounds awesome.. no wait!  I’ll make a savory tomato and zucchini tart instead.”  To which I had to give out some information on how to make it.  I told them about my company and website, gave them my card for The Kitchen Whisperer and thanked them for the idea 🙂

So with that, my butt is going to bed but I wanted to share this with you.  This was part of dinner…  It was a great summery dish and a huge hit!


Tomato Zucchini Tart – just put in the oven

This smells AMAZING from the herbs and garlic! SUPER Yummy!

Savory Summery Tomato & Zucchini Tart


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  • Savory Pie Dough
  • 1 1/2 tsp basil or about 15-20 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp, finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere or Asiago cheese
  • 1 medium zucchini, washed, dried and sliced
  • 3 small roma tomatoes, washed, dried and sliced
  1. Heat the oven to 350F.
  2. Roll out dough to a 10-11” round (you want it at least 1” bigger in circumference than your tart pan.
  3. Place dough in the pan with a removable bottom.
  4. Trim top edge of crust so it is even with the pan.
  5. Prick the crust with a fork several times and bake until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Mix the basil, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  7. Remove the pie crust from the oven and sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese on the bottom
  8. Alternate the zucchini and tomato in a spiral fashion on top of the cheese.
  9. Brush with some of the basil mixture.
  10. Add another 1/3rd of the cheese.
  11. Alternate the zucchini and tomato in a spiral fashion on top of the cheese.
  12. Brush with the remaining basil mixture and sprinkle with the remaining cheese on top.
  13. Bake until the vegetables are soft, about 20-25 minutes.


15 Responses to “Savory Summery Tomato & Zucchini Tart”

  • Nettie Moore says:

    I am in love with the looks of this tart, as soon as I have maters, I will be making this beauty. Do you think I could make it the night before and then put it in the oven the next day? Nettie

    • TKWAdmin says:


      Thank you! I would advise against it only because the tomatoes and zucchini have a high water content. Since they would be sliced having them sit in dough overnight may cause it to end up soggy.

      And freezing unbaked with tomatoes is a no no. You can freeze raw zucchini slices but not raw tomato slices.

      Best Kitchen Wishes!

  • Carla says:

    Wow that looks tasty and oh so pretty! I definitely need to make these soon! I have individual tart tins, I think I will make mini ones 🙂

    • TKWAdmin says:

      Well thank you so much Carla! I’ve made these as mini ones as well. If you have a fussy eater, let them put in the veggies they want this way you can make individual ones to please those fussbuckets 🙂

      Let me know how they turn out for you!

      Best Kitchen Wishes!

  • Julie says:

    Mmmmm I can’t wait to try this!!!

  • Bobbie says:

    I’m gonna make this & turn it into gluten free tart.

    • TKWAdmin says:


      Awesome! If you do, I’d love for you to share the recipe for the crust to be gluten free! I can post it under our Gluten free section and give you credit.

      Best Kitchen Wishes!

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