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Roasted Vegetable Tart with Cheddar Cheese Crust for #SRC

This is my first time back participating with the #SRC (Secret Recipe Club) since before Christmas. It actually seems like a much longer time than just a few months, and I must say I missed it. As my first blog assignment out of the 2014 gate I was excited to be given The Wimpy Vegetarian’s blog and recipes to peruse and choose from. I recipe I chose was Susan’s Kale and Cauliflower Tart in a Cheddar Crust.

By now you might be noticing that my recipe, Roasted Vegetable Tart with Cheddar Cheese Crust looks and sounds nothing like Susan’s. I humbly take my hat off on this one and ask for your forgiveness. While I did have the kale on hand (purchased specifically for Susan’s recipe), I also got to thinking of all the other great vegetables I had in my fridge that would make some delicious filling for the cheddar cheese crust, and ones that my family might enjoy a little more than the kale.

Fast forward to the cutting board and the cheese grater, here is the still 100% vegetarian recipe I wound up making that was completely inspired by Susan…even if I colored way out of her lines. That said, I totally urge you to check out Susan’s recipe because it’s far, far prettier than mine!


For the crust:
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 stick butter, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
4-5 tablespoons ice water (more if needed)
For the filling:
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup cauliflower florets
1/8 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 large red onion, sliced thin
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
cayenne pepper to taste

To make the crust:
-In a food processor, pulse the flour, butter, salt, cayenne pepper, cheese until crumbly. Add in the ice water and vinegar and continue to pulse until the mixture comes together in a ball. *Note – You may need to add additional ice water to achieve this.
-Remove the dough from the processor and flatten it into a disc. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes. While the dough is chilling, prepare the filling.

To prepare the filling:
-Preheat oven to 450 degrees
-In a large bowl toss the sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, with the olive oil.
-Place the veggies in an even layer on a baking sheet and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and the nutmeg.
-Roast in the preheated oven for approximately 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
-While the veggies are roasting, in a large skillet over medium/high heat, caramelize the onions in the butter, stirring occasionally, until they’re deeply browned in color. Cool.

To assemble the tart:
-Turn the oven heat down to 375 degrees.
-Prepare a tart pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
-Roll out the chilled dough to approximately 1/8″ thickness and large enough to cover the bottom of the tart pan and up the sides.
-Transfer the rolled dough to the tart pan and press the dough firmly into the pan and up the sides.
-Prick the bottom of the dough with a fork.
-Place the tart pan on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 20 minutes.
-Remove the tart pan from the oven and spread the caramelized onions evenly on the bottom of the crust.
-Top the onions evenly with the roasted veggies.
-Spread the mozzarella cheese evenly over the veggies and sprinkle with a touch more cayenne pepper.
-Return the tart back to the oven and bake until the cheese is completely melted and browned.
-Cool for about 10 minutes on a wire rack.
-To serve, place the tart on top of a bowl and allow the sides of the pan to fall away. The bottom of the pan will remain with the tart.
-Cut into desired shapes and serve warm.

Open wide…You’re going to love this!

To see all the other fantastic recipes shared in this week’s #SRC, check out the links below by all the other group D Secret Recipe Club members… but be forewarned, you’re going to get very, very hungry!


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The Wimpy Vegetarian

Sunday 2nd of March 2014

I'm so glad you chose this recipe - and so glad you liked it. No problem in my kitchen with coloring outside the lines - I live outside the lines :-) Sorry I hadn't commented earlier - I've had the flu and am just now getting to commenting on this months wonderful recipes!


Thursday 27th of February 2014

I love it when you *colour way outside the lines*...great looking vegetable tart Renee.


Tuesday 25th of February 2014

Yum! Great choice!

JJ - 84thand3rd

Tuesday 25th of February 2014

Both the filling and the crust sound fabulous - great pick!


Monday 24th of February 2014

What a delicious meal for Meatless Mondays (or any day)! Great pick this month. Thanks for sharing :)