Potato, Zucchini and Spinach Tart

by Erica Dinho on January 13, 2011

Vegetable Tart

This particular tart is an idea that has been brewing in my mind for quite a while. I’m sure I could have made this post infinitely more popular by adding the word “bacon”to the ingredient list, but that’s the great thing about Tarts, it’s so easy to add or omit ingredients to suit your tastes. I guarantee you won’t miss the meat in this tart.

Buen provecho!

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Ingredients

(Serves 4 to 6)

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced
  • 1 large potato, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup asiago cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • Salt and pepper

Potato, Zucchini and Spinach Tart

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 400˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread the cream cheese evenly over the pastry and top with the sliced potatoes and sliced zucchini. Sprinkle fresh thyme, parsley and asiago cheese on top.
  4. Place the tart on the prepared baking sheet and bake until puffed, 10 to 13 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  5. Garnish with fresh spinach. Cut into pieces and serve immediately.
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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ben January 13, 2011 at 9:20 AM

I just love it! The pictures are making me hungry.

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2 Lyndsey January 13, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Mmmm…it looks really good. I like that you used cream cheese on it, and the zucchini is a nice touch too. I’ve made them with pesto, tomato and spinach sometimes with ricotta and artichokes. Don’t you just love puff pastry? :D

P.S. the bacon would be good too!

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3 Belinda @zomppa January 13, 2011 at 9:51 AM

Haha. It’s perfect as it is…though “bacon” would not be so bad either. =)

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4 Faith January 13, 2011 at 1:25 PM

What a pretty tart, Erica! It’s full of fresh bright flavors, and you’re right, I definitely wouldn’t miss the meat at all!

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5 5 Star Foodie January 13, 2011 at 1:34 PM

A fabulous savory tart, love the combination of vegetables with asiago cheese here!

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6 Rachana January 13, 2011 at 1:36 PM

The tarts look great and the pictures are lovely.

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7 Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog January 13, 2011 at 2:54 PM

This is my kind of tart – near a pizza :)

Cheers,

Gera

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8 Joan Nova January 13, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Did you par cook the potatoes before adding them to the tart? Or were they able to cook through in the same amount of time as the dough?

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9 Erica January 13, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Joan- I cooked the potatoes for a couple minutes before I added them to the tart.

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10 Jeannie January 13, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Lovely looking tart and with such simple ingredients and yet looking so delicious! Beautiful photos

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11 Ivy January 14, 2011 at 12:46 AM

Sounds very easy to make yet so delicious!

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12 theUngourmet January 14, 2011 at 2:51 AM

Bacon is yummy but sometimes it’s nice to just “veg out”! Your tart looks fantastic!

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13 Sharon January 14, 2011 at 8:59 AM

This looks fantastic! Gorgeous photo and presentation! And this is such a great recipe idea. I have a box of pastry in my freezer that has been there for so many months because I don’t know what to do with it. I imagine it’d taste really good with bacon in it too!

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14 norma January 14, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Querida..que preciosidad…

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15 A Canadian Foodie January 14, 2011 at 2:24 PM

STUNNINGLY gogeous!
Delicious, nutritious (OK, a little fatty) but, come on – look at all the greens. I would be thrilled to have this served to me and it is definitely on my “to make” list. It is an inspirational recipe.
:)
Valerie

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16 grace January 15, 2011 at 1:36 AM

what a refreshing use for puff pastry! nice work, erica. :)

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17 Peggy January 15, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Just looking at this is making my mouth water! And you’re right… I don’t miss the meat here at all!

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18 Oysterculture January 15, 2011 at 11:39 PM

That tart looks wonderful and fresh, like a dash of summer in the middle of winter

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19 Sophie January 16, 2011 at 6:41 AM

Waw!! that potato, zucchini & spinach tarte looks amazing!! Lovely bright colours too!

MMMMMMMMMM,…!!!

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20 Simply Life January 16, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Oh this is just beautiful – what a great flavor combination!

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21 Barbara January 17, 2011 at 8:44 AM

Beautiful, fresh and healthy, Erica. Not that I don’t love bacon, but I agree. I don’t
think it will be missed in this lovely tart!

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22 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen January 17, 2011 at 12:42 PM

What a beautiful and fresh looking tart!

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23 Juliana January 17, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Erica, this tart looks terrific, love the idea of all veggies :-) Beautifully done!

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24 tasteofbeirut January 19, 2011 at 5:46 PM

This tart is just perfect for this weather! As soon as I can locate a good puff pastry sheet in the freezer section I will make it.

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25 Erica January 27, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Thank you!

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