Zucchini Spinach-Artichoke Tart

After my last post I got a message from my mom asking if I really ate spinach artichoke dip for dinner. The answer is yes, sorry Mom I know it’s not healthy but sometimes you just need to indulge your cravings. So apparently spinach artichoke dip is not OK for dinner… unless you turn it into a savory vegetable tart! So here it is, dip for dinner plus another zucchini recipe for all of you drowning in zucchini at the moment; for all of you, there are quite a few zucchini recipes coming up this next week, so grab all those overgrown zucchinis from you garden and get ready.

As for the tart, I had an extra pie crust that had been in my fridge forever, plus my never ending supply of garden zucchini, so I decided to use the spinach artichoke dip as a “sauce” kind of to go underneath the zucchini slices for the tart. I am really happy about this creation; for one, it is delicious, and two, it makes eating spinach artichoke dip for dinner OK! This tart is savory, with spinach artichoke dip, zucchini and spinach. You can add other veggies if you wish, or meat, etc. Here are links to the two recipes you might need for this:

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Basic Tart Crust

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Zucchini Spinach-Artichoke Tart
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup spinach-artichoke dip (see previous post for recipe)
  • 1 pie crust (see post for recipe)
  • 1 zucchini (cut into wedges)
  • 2 oz frozen spinach
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Lay the dough out across a 10″ tart pan.
  3. Spread the spinach-artichoke dip across the dough.
  4. Lay the zucchini slices out in a circular pattern until the entire tart is covered.
  5. Sprinkle the spinach over the top and season with garlic powder and pepper.
  6. Bake at 400F until crust is golden and zucchini is soft (about 30-45 minutes).

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16 Responses to Zucchini Spinach-Artichoke Tart

  1. Susie says:

    I love artichoke dip….. are you sure it doesn’t count as dinner? I swear I eat it for dinner while watching football games and consuming other sorta healthy foods. :) I’ll have to make your tart instead so I feel like it’s a proper meal. Looks delicious.

  2. This looks fantastic – I love flat bread. Perfect for when people come around

  3. This tart looks delicious! Oh, and there are somethings you should never admit to your mom. ;) Theresa

  4. RavieNomNoms says:

    This looks wonderful! I am very impressed. I love that you used zucchini and spinach…great combo

  5. Tes says:

    Wow what a lovely, earthy look on tart! It sounds so fresh and delicious :)

  6. Lacy says:

    This looks fantastic! I could eat spinach-artichoke dip anytime, anywhere. YUM!

  7. This looks so good … and like the best dinner ever! How light and refreshing :)

  8. Oooh can I say YUM?!? This looks super delicious, just like the CPK pizza- but with the added bonus of zucchini.

  9. This tart is SO pretty and it looks SO good! I love spinach artichoke dip so I know this has to be delicious!

  10. What a beautiful tart! So healthy too!

  11. Ann says:

    Wow – this is absolutely decadent! I LOVE It! buzzed…

  12. Kristin says:

    I love this. I have been in such a tarty mood lately. And I love that your turned your non-dinnner dip into a perfectly socially acceptable meal.

  13. Eliot says:

    OK–confession. I have an artichoke dip that I absolutely LOVE which is primarily only mayo and parm. (Really, healthy, right?) I put it on everything—scrambled eggs, toast, wraps, etc. I have basically made it my breakfast before. :)

  14. What a delightful tart…looks so delicious :)

  15. wooo- looking at blogs in bed is never a good idea! Looks delicious! #latenightcravings!

  16. You are my new hero. Seriously. I need to get you a cape or something. This looks amazing! My three favorite things: crust + spinach artichoke dip and zucchini. Wow. Great recipe and thanks for finding a way to justify eating ‘dip’ for dinner!

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