Crazy Dough Tomato Zucchini Tart

crazy dough tomato zucchini tart

You got 1 hour to spare? Whip up this crazy dough tomato zucchini tart for dinner!

There isn’t too much preparation, only a little bit of slicing and making the pastry. As I said, 1 hour from start to finish!

I love crazy dough, it’s simple to make, very versatile and so delicious. I have seen many recipes of crazy dough on Pinterest and Foodgwaker, but this one is different, it’s an Italian recipe (crazy dough translates to pasta matta) .You only need 4 ingredients to prepare it: flour, sparkling water, extra virgin olive and salt. Use it instead of  pâte brisée for all your savory pie and tarts.

I filled my tart with zucchini, ripe plum tomatoes, fresh mint and freshly grated Parmesan cheese but you can throw in basically whatever you have in your fridge. I think it will taste great filled with hummus and topped with grilled peppers….I will try this version next time! 🙂

You can serve it warm or at room temperature. It makes a great meal on its own, it can be a side dish or appetizer.

Whether you choose to use my zucchini, tomato combination, or a mixture of your favorite veggies, this tart will not disappoint you!

* Use vegan parmesan cheese to make this tart suitable for vegans and vegetarian.

crazy dough tomato zucchini tart
5 from 1 vote
Crazy Dough Tomato Zucchini Tart
Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Author: As Easy As Apple Pie
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian

 Only 4 ingredients to made the dough, no butter, no eggs. Suitable for vegetarian and vegans.

Recipe for a 26 cm (10 inch) round pan

  • Crazy Dough:
  • 250 grams (2 cups+ 1 tablespoon) all-purpose flour
  • 135 grams (1/2 cup+1 tablespoon) sparkling water at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Filling:
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 Roma or plum tomatoes
  • 3 zucchini
  • fresh mint leaves
  • shaved Parmesan cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F).
  2. Prepare the crazy dough: knead all the ingredients until you have a smooth and non sticky dough.
  3. Depending on the flour you are using, the amount of water that you need might change.
  4. Shape the dough into a ball, place it in a lightly oiled bowl and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  5. crazy-dough-tomato-zucchini-tart
  6. Meanwhile, slice the zucchini and tomatoes. It's best to make the slices roughly the same thickness.
  7. On a floured work surface, roll out the crazy dough (not too thin).
  8. Place it in a 26 cm (10 inch) tart pan and carefully press the dough along the bottom and sides of the pan. With a rolling pin or with your fingers, press along the edge of the pan to remove the excess dough.
  9. Sprinkle the tart shell with parmesan cheese
  10. crazy-dough-tomato-zucchini-tart
  11. and start layering the tomato and zucchini slices in a circular pattern (if you use a round pan).
  12. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, season with salt and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  13. Remove it from the oven, top it with shaved parmesan and fresh mint leaves and serve.
  14. Enjoy!

© as easy as Apple Pie. All images & content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words, or link back to this post for the recipe

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (100 g) — Calories: 82, Fat: 2.6g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 79mg, Carbohydrates: 13.1g, Fiber: 1.2g, Sugar: 2.5g, Protein: 2.5g

Did you make this recipe?

Leave a comment or share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #aseasyasapplepie. We’d love to see what you come up with!

crazy dough tomato zucchini tart

6 comments on “Crazy Dough Tomato Zucchini Tart”

  1. Hello Elena,
    Your beautiful website was a pleasant surprise.
    I live in Zagreb, Croatia and perhaps that is why I share your love for Italian food. I also love bread, cookies, dark chocolate, whipping cream.
    My collection of cookbooks help me finding recipes when I prepare festive special occasions (Christmas, Easter, birthdays) for the family.
    What I like most in your recipes are the precise Nutrition Information and metric measurements.
    The “Crazy Dough Tomato Zucchini Tart” looks fabulous . As a great fan of beetroot I love your “Roasted beetroots hummus”.
    Following you on Twitter!

    • Hi Ivana, thank you for your beautiful comment. I am glad you find the Nutrition Information and metric measurements helpful. I hope you will enjoy my recipes! 🙂

  2. Elena,
    This tart looks so pleasant.
    Tell me, can I prepare the dough a day in advanced? and would this be enough for 4 people?
    I’m thinking of making this a main course (for a light dinner, and will add a side)

    thank you for sharing this recipe!

  3. Parmesan cheese is neither vegetarian nor vegan.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.