onion, thinly sliced
garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
small bay leaf
small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
small zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into thin slices
red bell pepper, cut into slivers
plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)
shredded fresh basil leaves
freshly ground black pepper
soft goat cheese
9-inch pastry shell, partially baked (follow the label directions)
- Over medium-low heat, add the oil to a large skillet with the onion, garlic, and bay leaf, stirring occasionally, until the onion has softened.
- Add the eggplant and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until the eggplant has softened. Stir in the zucchini, red bell pepper, tomatoes, and salt, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the basil and season to taste with several grinds of fresh black pepper
- Spread the goat cheese in the bottom of the piecrust. Top with the vegetables, sprinkle with Parmesan, and drizzle with olive oil. Bake in a 350° F preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the Parmesan is golden and the tart is heated through.