Monday, September 19, 2011

Simple but impressive tomato tart

Everyone has a few things in their fridge or freezer, that with a few key ingredients, they can whip something together that is sure to impress. For me, it is a tomato tart made with puff pastry. And no I don't make my own or I wouldn't be able to whip this together. But it is beautiful, flaky and definitely something that everyone loves. The beautiful buttery flavour is one that few can resist.

It takes about 10 mins to assemble, and then 30 mins to cook, and it is fabulous!! As an appetizer, or a side with salad or steak. Hope you enjoy!!

150 g puff pastry, thawed
4 ripe tomato, sliced into rounds
3/4 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup nicoise olives (optional)
1/4 cup fresh roughly chopped basil
1/4 cup olive oil
Fresh ground pepper
  1. Roll the puff pastry out into your desired shape, square, rectangle or circle. Fold the edge over once to create a small lip
  2. Lay out tomato slices around on the puff pastry side by side filling the the tart
  3. Sprinkle the feta cheese over the entire tart, followed by the olives and then the basil.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over top of the tart and sprinkle with fresh ground pepper
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 mins or until the crust is a nice golden brown
The beauty of this recipe, is also that it can handle so many variations. Change your vegetable based on season and pair with a different cheese that compliments your vegetable and you have a whole new dish.
For example, pear & blue cheese, asparagus and brie cheese, caramelized onions with...just about anything. Have fun with it, sweet or savoury. Enjoy!

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