Eggplant Recipes: Eggplant, Tomato and Feta Tart

Eggplant, Tomato and Feta Tart

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The eggplant plants just keep on giving this year. It is the best year we have had for it since we have had it in the garden. I’m not complaining, I love eggplant and I love having so much of it around to experiment with eggplant recipes in the kitchen. I’m also getting some red tomatoes so the other night I came up with a very simple, but ultimately very tasty, tart for dinner.

Eggplant, Tomato and Feta Tart

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Eggplant, Tomato and Feta Tart

Serves 4

1 large or 2 medium tomatoes, preferably organic
2 large Italian eggplants, preferably organic
1/4 cup plus 2 TBS basil pesto
6 oz feta cheese
4 oz mozzarella cheese
salt
2 TBS Olive Oil
One pie crust for a 9″ pie – homemade or store bought

Preheat the oven to 350°
Spray baking trays with cooking spray

Eggplant, Tomato and Feta Tart, sliced eggplant
Cut the eggplant and tomato into slices about 1/2″ thick. I had two trays of eggplant and one of tomatoes

Eggplant, Tomato and Feta Tart, sliced tomatoes
Lay them out on separate baking trays. Brush with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt
Roast in the vegetables for half and hour and rotate the trays. Before you put the tomatoes back in the oven very carefully pour the juices off of the tray and set aside

Eggplant, Tomato and Feta Tart, roasted eggplant slices

Return to the oven and let cook until the eggplant slices are lightly browned and soft and the tomato released its juices and caramelized a bit. About 15 more minutes.
If you are making your pie crust do so now,
Take the crust and fit it into a 9″ tart pan with a removable bottom

Eggplant, Tomato and Feta Tart, pie crust in tart pan
Poke the bottom of the crust with a fork.
Blind bake the crust – I line the crust with foil and fill it with rice – for 18 minutes

Eggplant, Tomato and Feta Tart, start to fill tart crust
Build the tart: add 1/4 cup of pesto to the bottom of the tart and spread around.
Add a layer of eggplant.

Eggplant, Tomato and Feta Tart, layer of eggplant with feta
Sprinkle with half of the feta cheese

Eggplant, Tomato and Feta Tart, layer of tomatoes with feta and mozzarella
Add a layer of tomatoes
Sprinkle with mozzarella and a little bit of feta

Eggplant, Tomato and Feta Tart
Add a final layer of eggplant. Pour the reserved tomato juice over the tart. Top with the remaining feta and the 2 TBS of pesto
Cover and bake for 20 minutes

Eggplant, Tomato and Feta Tart
Let rest 5 minutes before serving

How Was It?

This was one tasty tart. I made it with eggplant and tomatoes that had been picked that same day so it was as fresh as it could be. The eggplant was rich and sweet and the tomato was tart. The two cheeses were perfect foils for the vegetables.

Eggplant, Tomato and Feta Tart

The tart was even better the second night. I think the next time I make it I might add additional layers. I won’t change a thing about the flavors – they all came together beautifully. This tart is a celebration of late summer.

More Eggplant Recipes:

Pasta with Roasted Eggplant and Zucchini

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Pizza

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