This summer squash roasted corn tart has thinly sliced yellow summer squash, zucchini, and roasted corn are tossed in shallots, thyme, goat cheese and garlic then topped with a little Parmesan cheese- I don’t see how that can be any kind of bad.
It is 86 degrees outside which means I am finding the nearest pool and I am going to sit in it for UMMMMM maybe the next 6 hours. I feel like this summer is going to be hotter than all other summers. But I’m suer excited that it is that summer because a few things happen durning the summer that is pretty epic in our family.
We go camping, fishing and grill a lot. Not to mention the fact that some of my favorite foods are super delicious durning the summer months. Watermelon, Berries, Squash, Tomatoes and Corn are so good. I think I live on only those until its pumpkin season.
We go camping- not like ” Alone “. But camping non the less. We visit my parents house in Naples and we set up a tent in their back yard. It is kinda in the woods with about 5 acres and a FENCE. I Don’t judge me- I have a fear of large animals that can kill me. Plus hey- we live literally beside the everglades. Which equals alligators. And alligators + me – a titanium fence= No bueno! See mom I am a math wiz!
So when I think of camping I automatically think of tarts. I don’t know why guys. This is the exact train of thought that produced this recipe. Camping- outdoors- fire-grilling- grilled corn- corn tart- goat cheese- OH YES!!! Now I could be completely wrong about camping but that seems like sound logic to me.
I like to top this summer squash roasted corn tart with a quick arugula and parmesan salad. It does a couple of things: 1). I love the peppery bite from the arugula and the salty bite from the parmesan. 2). It makes it a complete meal. I’m all for that! Don’t you just love summer foods too?
- 1/4 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
- 2 small zucchini very thinly sliced
- 2 small yellow squash very thinly sliced
- 2 fire roasted corn
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt divided
- 1 cup milk
- 2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs lightly beaten
- 3 slices cooked turkey bacon crumbled
- 2 ounces plain goat cheese room temp. and crumbled
- 1/4 cup basil chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 shallot chopped
- pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
- 1 Tart crust
- 4 oz Arugula
- 2 oz shaved parmesan
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Blind baking: Place the tart crust in a 10 inch tart/pie dish. Pierce bottom of dough liberally with a fork. Line bottom of dough with parchment paper; arrange dried beans on parchment paper. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Remove pie weights and parchment paper; bake at 400° for 5 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Set aside and allow to cool.
Using a mandolin slice the squash and place in a colander and place in a large bowl; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let stand 15 minutes or until liquid is released. Then squeeze to remove liquid, and pat dry.
If you have a gas stove, Place the corn on burner. Turn the corn every 10 seconds.
In a skillet add oil, when the oil is hot add the shallot. Cook for about 1 minute. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, cook for another 30 seconds. Turn off stove and set aside.
Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, milk, goat cheese, yogurt, thyme, black pepper, and eggs in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Sprinkle turkey bacon evenly over bottom of prepared crust; arrange zucchini over cheese. Carefully pour egg mixture over zucchini; top with thyme sprigs and parmesan. Bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until egg is set. Let stand 10 minutes.
Wash arugula, place in a bowl. Toss with 1 table spoon olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Add shaved parmesan cheese.
To serve: Cut into tart into wedges. Top with salad. And eat! Enjoy!
So before I go, it is Memorial Day! It’s not just a day off work or the start of summer or the perfect beach day. It is a day to remember all our soldiers who served and lost their lives. My brother was in the army and my sister-in-law is still an active service member. I know the prayers we all say for our soldiers. Let’s not forget the family of those soldiers that have lost their lives doing one of the most honorable things- protecting our freedom. HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!