0.0 0

Summer Squash and Tomato Tart

Chef Way Bruce Sherman uses a variety of toppings for his individual tartlets, including a spread of goat cheese and sun-dried tomato, smoked salmon cream, caramelized onions, sauteed squash and tomatoes.

Easy Way Instead of making tartlets, use the crispy puff pastry to create one large tart, then top it simply with soft, pesto-spiked goat cheese, sauteed vegetables and slices of fresh tomato, all sprinkled with chopped green olives.


slideshow  More Recipes from Bruce Sherman


  • Total Time:
  • Servings: 4

Related Video

More Videos
How to Make the Ultimate Umami-Bomb Vegetarian Demi-Glace


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound small yellow squash, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 5 ounces fresh goat cheese, softened
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 14 ounces puff pastry, chilled
  • 1 plum tomato, very thinly sliced
  • 1 large egg beaten with 2 tablespoons water
  • 10 small pitted green olives, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 425° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the squash and onion and season with salt and white pepper. Cover and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until the squash and onion are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a strainer and press lightly.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, blend the pesto with the goat cheese. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry to a 13-inch square; trim the square to 12 inches. Prick the pastry all over with a fork and invert it onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Spread the goat cheese all over the pastry, leaving a 1-inch border all around. Top with the squash mixture. Arrange the tomato slices on the tart and sprinkle with salt and white pepper. Fold up the sides, pressing the corners together. Trim any excess pastry at the corners. Brush the pastry with the egg wash and bake in the lower third of the oven for about 45 minutes, until the edges are golden and the bottom is completely cooked through. Sprinkle with the olives, cut into squares and serve right away.
Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published July 2007

Related Video

More Videos
How to Make the Ultimate Umami-Bomb Vegetarian Demi-Glace

You May Also Like


489280 2013-12-06 Bruce Sherman summer|chef-recipes-made-easy|french|appetizers-starters|pies-and-tarts|4|make-ahead|vegetarian july-2007,Bruce Sherman,squash tart,goat cheese tart,easy tart recipes,summer-squash-and-tomato-tart 489280