Roasted Vegetable Torte

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Roasted Vegetable Torte is made by baking thinly sliced roasted vegetables along with herbs, spices and cheese. Oh, SO delicious, you have to make extra!

Roasted vegetable torte is a baked vegetarian pie made by layering thinly sliced vegetables, spices, herbs and cheese


Roasted vegetable torte is a baked vegetarian pie made by layering thinly sliced vegetables, spices, herbs and cheese


I gave up refined sugar for a whole year back in 2015-16 and I did not suffer from withdrawal symptoms.  But take away my internet for a week and I'm cranky all week. We had a double whammy last week. We decided that since we barely watch TV, we should disconnect our cable TV for while. That was a mutually agreed decision that we were ready to live with, after all we had internet and a prime video account. We could survive!

That was until our internet broadband provider decided, we did not need them anymore and deactivated our account by mistake and could not enable it back. After their wait time went from 2 hours to over 24 hours, we were done with the provider - Hathway. We applied for a new connection from a new provider on Sunday and are still waiting for the connection to arrive.  Until then, we are depending on connecting to the faint WiFi signals from my sister's house. Not a good week!!

No TV, no internet makes Anu an extremely cranky girl, when she is not occupied. So I've been cooking more - I even started my second attempt at a sourdough starter, I'm attempting a slow rise no knead bread. I have been walking more, reading more. We also started composting again, something we had stopped in the past few months since our apartment complex had started doing it for us. So yes, I've been trying to keep busy this last week.

Roasted vegetable torte is a baked vegetarian pie made by layering thinly sliced vegetables, spices, herbs and cheese


Roasted vegetable torte is a baked vegetarian pie made by layering thinly sliced vegetables, spices, herbs and cheese


Roasted vegetable torte is a baked vegetarian pie made by layering thinly sliced vegetables, spices, herbs and cheese


So in my keep-myself-busy week. I made this wonderful roasted vegetable torte again. It is:
  • healthy
  • fresh
  • low cal
  • vibrant
  • and delicious!

And the best part is it fit right into my healthy diet. This Roasted Vegetable Torte is made by layering thinly sliced vegetables in a baking dish with spices and cheese thrown in between.

I LOVE vegetables, do you? Let us go ahead with the thought that you are as veggie crazy as me. Otherwise why would you be here, right? This Roasted Vegetable Torte is perfect for us veggie lovers, it is bright, colorful and so full of flavor. It is so beautiful, it could almost be a center piece on the table. 

The first time I made this Torte, I made it without roasting the vegetables first, and took all the pics then, hence, the intermediate steps may not necessarily match the recipe. Apologies for that. This time, I roasted the veggies for a while before placing them in the torte tin. The difference in the end product is not in the flavor but in the texture. If you roast the vegetables before setting the torte, they will be soft and easy to eat. If you don't mind slightly crunchy vegetables, then you can skip the roasting. Although I recommend roasting if using vegetables like butternut squash or potatoes. If you are using quick cooking vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms and onions, you can skip the roasting.



Roasted vegetable torte is a baked vegetarian pie made by layering thinly sliced vegetables, spices, herbs and cheese

Roasted vegetable torte is a baked vegetarian pie made by layering thinly sliced vegetables, spices, herbs and cheese

Roasted vegetable torte is a baked vegetarian pie made by layering thinly sliced vegetables, spices, herbs and cheese

Roasted vegetable torte is a baked vegetarian pie made by layering thinly sliced vegetables, spices, herbs and cheese

Roasted vegetable torte is a baked vegetarian pie made by layering thinly sliced vegetables, spices, herbs and cheese

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Roasted Vegetable Torte


Roasted vegetable torte is a baked vegetarian pie made by layering thinly sliced vegetables, spices, herbs and cheeseRoasted Vegetable Torte is made by layering thinly sliced vegetables in a baking pan with herbs, spices and cheese in between and baked until done.

Recipe Type:  Main
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     15 minutes
Cook time:     45 minutes
Yield:                Makes 2 tortes, Serves 4

Ingredients:


2 Zucchini
1 small Butternut Squash
2 firm Tomatoes
2 handfuls Spinach or Kale leaves
2 medium Brinjals or 0.5 large Eggplant
1 small Onion (optional)
1 cup grated Cheese
4 Tbsp Olive Oil
4-5 Garlic Cloves
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Method:


  1. Slice all the vegetables thinly except for the spinach or kale. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 200 degree C.
  3. Mix salt, pepper and 2 tbsp of olive oil in a small bowl. 
  4. Place the butternut squash, zucchini and brinjal on a baking sheet and brush them with oil.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes until soft.
  6. While it bakes, crush the garlic and chop it finely. Add it to the remaining oil along with red chilli flakes, oregano, a little salt and pepper.
  7. Grease two 6" springform pan or a loose bottomed cake pan.
  8. Start by placing the butternut squash as the lowest layer in both the pans. Then layer the zucchini, tomato, onion in both pans.
  9. Drizzle a little of the garlic flavored oil. Spinkle a quarter of the cheese in each pan.
  10. Layer in the fresh spinach or kale. You can chop it roughly or use it whole.
  11. Place the eggplant, zucchini and butternut squash on the spinach.
  12. Drizzle the remaining oil and top each pan with remaining cheese.
  13. Cover loosely with an aluminium foil and bake for 8-10 minutes. Prefereably keep a tray in the lower rack to collect any juice that drips.
  14. Remove the foil and bake until the cheese melts and browns. This may take 5-7 minutes.
  15. Wait for 4-5 minutes before removing the torte from the pan.
  16. Cut into slices using a sharp knife and serve.

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