Friday, February 26, 2010

Mushroom And Bell Pepper Tart

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This savory tart along with a side of roasted potatoes was our dinner yesterday. I've used a combination of onions, mushrooms, and bell peppers here since that's what I happened to have on hand; you can use whatever vegetables you'd like as toppings for the crust. I took the easy way out and used a can of store-bought pizza dough for the base, but if you're feeling particularly enterprising, you can go ahead and make your own.
Straight out of the oven, this is one of those meals that brightens up a cold winter's night, and we've certainly had our share of those this year!

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1 can (11 oz) refrigerated thin pizza crust (I used
1-2 Tbsp oil
3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 onion, finely chopped
¼ cup chopped chives
1 10 oz pack mushrooms, sliced
1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup shredded cheese (I used mozzarella)
Red pepper flakes
¾ Tbsp dried fenugreek leaves/
kasuri methi

Heat oil in a pan and cook the onions over medium heat. Add the garlic, chives, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and dried fenugreek leaves (do not omit the kasuri methi- it lends a wonderful flavor to the tart). Add mushrooms and cook until they are tender and all the liquid has evaporated.

Preheat oven to 425 F. Grease a cookie sheet. Unroll the dough on the cookie sheet. Starting at the center, press out the dough into a rectangle.

Prebake the dough (required only if you want a crispier crust) for 5-7 minutes.

Spread the onion-mushroom mixture on the prebaked crust and sprinkle the bell pepper slices evenly over it. Top with cheese. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges of crust are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Slice and serve warm.

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20 Burps:

Asha said...

Makes a wonderful brunch, looks delicious. Topping looks absolutely mouthwatering.

J said...

they look simply awesome.. lovely presentation.. love the way it has come out..

Laavanya said...

Hey TBC, how are you doing... good to see you posting again. That sounds like a very yummy tart. I've only made an onion version but used puff pastry sheets as the base.
I used to always have pillsbury pizza crusts at home but nowadays I buy the freshly made ones from the grocery stores (liek Harris Teeter) and find the crust much better.

Priya said...

Wowww fantastic tart, absolutely colourful and divine...

Soma said...

Those colors are calling spring. beautiful!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow colorful and yummy tart... With all the peppers and cheese I will take 2 xlarge slices!!!

Lisa said...

Just lovely and I love the addition of fenugreek leaves!

Parita said...

Tart looks lovely!

Anupama said...

That looks ...... mmmmm..... simply gorgeous. Love it.

shriya said...

Very yummy mouthwatering tart. Nice click.

Elizabeth said...

Yum, that looks tasty. And fenugreek--very creative. I like to add it to stews from time to time--such a pungent flavor!

TBC said...

Thanks for your sweet comments, everybody!

Kathleen said...

Love your blog! This sounds GREAT!!!

Padhu said...

Looks awesome!!

Spice Rack said...

Crispy thin and full of herbs and spice from spice rack cabinet. The ingredients are common but it looks so delicious. One thing I notice about the tart, It's ready for commercial because it has a good food presentation.

TBC said...

Kathleen & Padhu- thank you.

Recipemom said...

hey this looks real good. i love a whole meal in a dish recipes. thanks

Spice Rack said...

A cute pizza designed food perfect for holidays.

Shanthi said...

Really lipsmacking and awesome

TBC said...

Shanthi- thank you.

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