- Tart Crust
- Gluten Free Flour (I used Namaste) - 2 cups
- Egg - 1 whole
- Solid Coconut Oil - 2 Tablespoons
- Unsalted Butter (or Earth Balance dairy free, soy free butter substitute) - 8 Tablespoons
- Tart Filling
- Zucchini - 2 large - sliced very thin
- Honey Goat Cheese - 4 ounces
- Fresh or Dried Thyme - 1/4 teaspoon dried; 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh
- Olive Oil - 2 Tablespoons
- Salt - Sprinkled to taste
This zucchini tart with thyme and goat cheese was so fun to make! It helps that goat cheese is a favorite of mine and anything with zucchini in it is an instant hit in my book. The flavors of the roasted zucchini and thyme mixed with the slight sweet from the honey in the goat cheese were a perfect pairing. The crust, made with gluten free flour (which could also be substituted with whole wheat or white flour) was buttery and a bit crumbly. The buttery flavor and the savory flavor of the zucchini and goat cheese made this a decadent and rich dish, perfect as an appetizer and beautiful enough to bring on the “ooh’s and aah’s” in any crowd.
Every once in a while I feel the need to get a little fancy when it comes to my meals so this was the perfect dish yesterday when the mood hit. This bit of flair tends to come during a time of celebration. Maybe it’s a date-night in for me and my husband, the celebration of a good grade on a test for one of the kiddos or a “just because”. This particular celebration happened to be for a “mom moment”.
Yesterday was one of those rare days that everything fell into place. Not only did I get every single floor in the house cleaned and washed (That deserves an award by itself!) but I managed to pick up the clutter, get some work done AND still have time to make it to the grocery store before picking the kids up from school in the afternoon. It was one of those grocery store trips that was actually enjoyable. If you’re still in that young kiddo stage where there’s no such thing as an enjoyable grocery store trip, trust me, it’s coming! And when it does oh, will it be grand!
There’s nothing better (because I’m a foodie) than leisurely strolling through the produce section of a grocery store when I have time to kill dreaming up delicious possibilities. I absolutely LOVE vegetables. I could eat roasted veggies for dinner every night as my main course and be a happy camper. But that wouldn’t make for a very good food website now, would it? So, it was during this stroll that I spotted the large vibrant green zucchinis and my mind started dreaming. With spring and warmer weather (fingers crossed) right around the corner what better way to welcome the birds and blossoms than a delicious tart.
After such a successful day (rare, believe me!) it was fun to treat myself to time spent making a fancy dish. It was such a treat to sit down with my family at dinner and taste test something that looked so beautiful. My husband and I devoured it. My kids felt that it tasted a bit strong (but they’re also not accustomed to eating goat cheese). Verdict: This is one of those dishes I’ll plan to take to a fun get together with my girlfriends or make again for a date-night in when the kids have other plans. I hope you enjoy it just as much as we did!