Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Corn, 'Bacon', and Green Onion Tart

The original recipe for this tart called for Pillsbury's 10-ounce refrigerated pizza crust dough. Although vegan according to PETA's "I can't believe it's vegan" website, there are other things in the ingredient list (ahem, partially hydrogenated oils) that I like to avoid. So use the canned dough if you like, but I made my own from my recipe for Pizza Dough, from February 1, 2009 on this blog. If you do the same, remember that the dough will need two rises - the first one for 45 minutes, the second for 30 minutes. The rest of the ingredients for this tart can come together during that second rise.

Lightly coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium-high heat. Add 2, chopped vegan bacon slices (such as Light Life) and cook for 3 minutes. Add 2 cups corn kernels and 1/2 cup chopped green onions; saute for 3 minutes. Although the original recipe called for fresh corn, it's not quite the season yet in the supermarket, so I used frozen corn kernels and thawed them in advance.

Transfer the corn mixture to a large bowl and add the following (or simply to the skillet, and mix everything there): 1 cup plain soy milk (such as Silk), 2 tablespoons shredded vegan cheese in place of Parmesan (such as the vegan mozzarella from Galaxy Foods), 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, and the equivalent of 2 eggs using egg replacer (such as Ener-G); stir until blended.

Coat a 10-inch round removable-bottom tart pan with cooking spray, and place on a baking sheet. If you use the canned dough, simply pat into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. If you made the dough at home, roll it into about a 12-inch circle on a floured surface, than transfer to the tart pan and press into the bottom and sides. Pour in the filling, and sprinkle the top with an additional 2 tablespoons shredded vegan cheese.

Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before slicing; the filling will continue to set as it cools.

Divide the tart into 4 servings of 400 calories each.

bacon $3.39
corn $1.69
green onions $0.99

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance