Summery, savory tarts bring the fruits of your garden to the table. They also help you use up surplus veggies. From tomatoes to zucchini, we found 8 savory tart recipes that make a wonderful starter or side for your end of summer dinners.
Ready to make your own savory tarts? Get a head start on growing your own tomatoes with our helpful tomato-growing guide. If it’s sweet treats you crave, learn how to tell when your summertime fruits are ripe and try your hand at these balsamic-roasted strawberry tarts!
1. Heirloom Tomato Pesto Tart Squares
The beauty of tarts is they can be partially or fully prepared ahead of time. Make ahead and enjoy time with your guests.
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed for 30 minutes
- 1 package mascarpone cheese, softened
- 3 ounces goat cheese
- Salt and pepper
- 2-3 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
- Basil, thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Roll out puff pastry to make one big tart or a batch of mini tarts. To make the minis, cut the sheet into 9 squares and then score a square in each, leaving a 1/2-inch border.
- Place puff pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake until puffy and slightly golden brown.
- Mix goat cheese and mascarpone cheese, then season with salt and pepper. Spread on a cooled tart shell. Add a layer of pesto and top with tomatoes and basil.
- If desired, warm your tarts up in the broiler before serving.
2. Roasted Fig Bacon Tartlets
Figs are here for a short season each year. They’re best served simply to enjoy their rich flavor.
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 4-5 figs, cut in half and stem removed
- 5 slices of bacon, cut in half
- 4 ounces mascarpone cheese, softened
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- Sprigs of rosemary
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare the puff pastry by cutting in squares and scoring. Bake according to directions on package.
- Wrap each fig half with a piece of bacon, folding over on top of the fig.
- Mix together honey and vinegar for balsamic glaze. Brush each fig with the glaze.
- Place bacon-wrapped figs on sheet pan fitted with a rack. Bake until bacon is crisp, about 12-15 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix together mascarpone cheese and honey. Top each square with 1-2 tablespoons.
- Spread each square with mascarpone cheese and top with a fig and sprig with rosemary.
3. Caprese Tarts
Source: Sweet Paul
You can never go wrong with a classic mozzarella, tomato, and basil tart.
4. Artichoke and Feta Tarts with Tomato Salad
Source: Kitchen Confidante
For a lovely summer brunch dish, top your artichoke and feta tarts with a refreshing tomato salad.
5. Zucchini, Squash & Ricotta Galette
Source: Eat Yourself Skinny
Fresh ricotta topped with zucchini makes a healthy tart to serve with a salad for lunch.
6. Gluten-Free Zucchini Pie
Source: Give Recipe
Make a zucchini pie with no crust for your gluten-free guests.
7. Roasted Vegetable Tart with Eggplant Crust
Source: Proud Italian Cook
Think outside the box and make a tart with an eggplant crust that’s topped with roasted veggies.
8. Blueberry Corn Tart
Source: Food Gal
Try a new flavor combo this summer and bake a corn and blueberry tart for dinner.