vegetarian dinner

we try to have a vegetarian dinner once a week in our house, which doesn't always happen or isn't always very exciting, but last night it was! needed something quick and easy to go with broccoli & cheese soup and realized that i had a few zucchini and some spinach that needed to be used. so that turned into a delicious zucchini and gorgonzola tart! for dessert i made these cookies - great recipe but trouble because we can't stop eating them!! also anxiously waiting for a cute grey slouch hat to arrive from here discovered via mrs. french. excited to have visitors for the holiday arriving soon and can't wait to get cooking - went here this morning for smoked trout for a dip. also on the menu - cornbread, sausage & apple stuffing, susy's spinach souffle, two kinds cranberry sauce, andy's mashed potatoes, both pumpkin and pecan pie . . . and of course herb roasted turkey with applejack gravy. happy holidays & see you next week!

Zucchini Gorgonzola Tart
serves 6-8

1 cornmeal crust, recipe here
1 tbs olive oil
2 zucchini, cut lengthwise & then into 1/4-inch thick slices
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1 cup spinach, roughly chopped
2 tbs chopped parsley
2 tbs chopped basil
1/3 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
1 egg, beaten
6 oz mascarpone cheese
blind bake cornmeal crust according to instructions and let cool slightly while making filling. heat olive oil in a medium skillet and saute zucchini and garlic until softened, about 8-10 minutes. set aside in a large bowl. in same pan, adding more olive oil if needed, saute onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. add spinach and saute 1 minute more or until wilted. add to bowl with zucchini and combine with herbs, cheese, egg and mascarpone. pour into prepared crust and bake at 375 degrees F 25-30 minutes or until set. let cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing and eat warm or at room temperature.


Emily said...

I love when last minute meals turn out delicious! This certainly looks amazing, I'm looking forward to trying it.

Alisha Stamper said...

I also do a weekly vegetarian night, its a great way to save money, and to eat those veggies! i've found a ratatouille recipe that I LOVE and also a spinach lasagne that are nice when we're done with pasta, eggs, burritos, etc. makes it feel like a special night, instead of ho-hum, so I know JUST what you mean!

Jennifer said...

The grey slouch hat is adorable! This tart hosts the perfect weeknight dinner--maybe even brunch.

chassie of cb&j said...

This tart looks amazing. I will have to add it to our menu :) If you are looking for a fantastic veggie meal try a couple of recipes here http://cbandjblog.com/ The black bean tacos are to die and very easy for a weeknight meal. Plus maybe you'll look forward to veggie night!

I also love your photos :)

claire said...

yummm, i can't wait to try that tart! i can't believe that was so last minute, it looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

I too try an cook a vegetarian meal once a week. This looks delicious and I look forward to trying it.

emily said...

found you via designsponge and am excited to try the gin and ginger sunshine. Vegetarian just once a week? And usually not very exciting?? That makes me so blue! I have, say, 5 off the top of my head that are fan-tastic. Clearly, the world needs this information. This recipe looks great, though - attractive and cozy.

Two fit and fun gals said...

oh wow i could totally do with a piece right now that looks delicious!