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Savory Tomato Basil Tart

Savory Tomato Basil Tart www.herviewfromhome.com
Written by Stacy Tarfano

Do not let the summer end without trying this recipe for Tomato Basil Tart. I wait all year long to make this with vine-ripened tomatoes and August’s are the best!  A nice lunch or a light supper with a salad, this is perfect for entertaining because it tastes as good as it looks!

Tomatoes are as nutritious as they are delicious. They are full of potassium, vitamin K and lycopene, which is an antioxidant important to bone heath. Though there are hundreds of varieties of tomatoes, I like to use plum tomatoes for this recipe. Plum tomatoes are less seedy and juicy than other types and their firmness holds up better to baking.

Besides using the best tomatoes you can find (think farm stand or a neighbor’s garden), be sure to use fresh basil and cheeses too. Nothing beats the flavor of fresh herbs or cheese you’ve shredded yourself.

 

MAKING TOMATO BASIL TART

Though there are a few steps, this really couldn’t be simpler to prepare. You’ll need one pie crust; either make your own or get a ready to roll out store-bought one. (Here is where you can cheat…since you’ll be using so many fresh, seasonal ingredients, no one will ever know the crust isn’t homemade!)

Pre-bake the crust in a 9″ pie plate according to directions. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with a 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, and allow to cool.

Next, slice 4 or 5 plum tomatoes into wedges and allow to drain on paper towels. Arrange them inside the crust.

Then, in a food processor, combine a cup of fresh basil and 4 cloves of garlic to form a paste. Sprinkle this over the tomatoes (and try not to faint when you smell this amazingness!)

Finally, in a medium mixing bowl, combine a 1/2 cup of mayo, a cup of mozzarella and a 1/4 cup of Parmesan.  Add a dash of salt and pepper.

Spread the mixture evenly over the top and return to the oven at 375° F. Bake for about 35 minutes or until the tart is golden and bubbly.

Enjoy! If you decide to give this recipe a try (and I hope you do because it’s so yummy!) then snap a pic and share with me @thepreservesproject!

SAVORY TOMATO BASIL TART
Serves 6
Savory tart - perfect for late summer!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. • 1 - 9" pie crust
  2. • 1 1//2 c. mozzarella cheese, divided
  3. • 4-5 plum tomatoes
  4. • 1 c. fresh basil
  5. • 4 cloves garlic
  6. • ½ c. mayo
  7. • ¼ c. parmesan
  8. • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. 1 Pre-bake crust in a 9" pie plate according to directions.
  2. 2 Remove from oven, sprinkle with a ½ c. of mozzarella cheese, and allow to cool.
  3. 3 Slice plum tomatoes into wedges and allow to drain on paper towels.
  4. 4 Arrange tomatoes inside the crust.
  5. 5 In a food processor, place basil and garlic; pulse to combine. Sprinkle over the tomatoes.
  6. 6 In a medium mixing bowl, add mayo, remaining 1 c. mozzarella and parmesan. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  7. 7 Spread the mixture evenly over the top and return to the oven at 375° F.
  8. 8 Bake for about 35 minutes or until the tart is golden and bubbly.
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SAVORY TOMATO BASIL TART

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 – 9″ pie crust
  • 1 1//2 c. mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 4-5 plum tomatoes
  • 1 c. fresh basil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ c. mayo
  • ¼ c. parmesan
  • salt and pepper

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Pre-bake crust in a 9″ pie plate according to directions.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with a ½ c. of mozzarella cheese, and allow to cool.
  • Slice plum tomatoes into wedges and allow to drain on paper towels.
  • Arrange tomatoes inside the crust.
  • In a food processor, place basil and garlic; pulse to combine. Sprinkle over the tomatoes.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add mayo, remaining 1 c. mozzarella and parmesan. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Spread the mixture evenly over the top and return to the oven at 375° F.
  • Bake for about 35 minutes or until the tart is golden and bubbly.

About the author

Stacy Tarfano

Hi! I’m Stacy of the The Preserves Project http://www.thepreservesproject.com/ – a blog about food and family. I’m on a mission to record and share my family’s favorite old recipes, as well as create new ones. I love the idea of feeding my family healthy, delicious meals at home. I’m lucky enough to have a mom who is a retired home ec teacher, an amazing cook and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things culinary...she is the inspiration for this site and has taught me everything I know about cooking! Some of the sweetest family memories are made in the kitchen and I believe old recipes contain magic, secrets and laughter…follow along with our cooking adventures!

  • Gina Francesca

    Looking forward to trying this recipe. Looks delicious and what a nice presentation for a brunch.

  • Casey Fossett Powers

    This looks like a must try! I love a good tomato tart recipe!

  • Candy Kage

    I have some tomatoes from the garden just waiting to be used in this tart. Know what I’m baking today.

  • Happiestmama

    Sounds delicious! I was so looking forward to the tomatoes in my CSA this week but they had some sort of bug and lost their crop, sadly! Looks like a trip to the farm market is in order!

  • Maria

    Oh my word … this looks fresh and delicious!

  • Christin

    This sounds like a great brunch recipe. I will have to try this.

  • http://www.onlygirl4boyz.com Hava of Onlygirl4boyz

    Yummo!! I will have to try this out!

  • http://cook-rook.om Klauss Kinkle

    Wonderful ingredients, great taste! I love these tarts cold for breakfast 🙂

  • Chrissa – Physical Kitchness

    Oh my gosh this looks soooo savory!!! Restaurant-quality! I totally want to make this at home!

  • Taylor Speikers

    We have some fresh basil in the garden I’ve been dying to use and this looks like just the thing to use it on! Yum!

  • linda spiker

    Gorgeous recipe! I pinned it:)

  • http://www.workingmommagic.com Lauren B.

    This sounds so good and easy enough that I could actually make it!! Pinning!

  • http://www.liveeatlearn.com Sarah Bond

    This looks DIVINE! I need to try out a savory tart one of these days.

  • http://www.logancan.com/ Logan Cantrell

    I love tomato basil soup, so I will have to give your tart recipe a try. It looks delicious!

  • http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YHYLSGK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00YHYLSGK&linkCode=as2&tag=aroopar-20&linkId=OQFQWVIMVK7ISNCX Pamela (Rookie Parenting)

    Looks yummy. Normally, my daughter doesn’t eat tomato. But when it looks this good, I think (hope) she’ll try 🙂

  • http://www.younfolded.com Nena

    I am so hungry! My mouth is watering:p I am going to save this recipe!

  • Ceci

    This looks divine! I’ve got a wonderful basil plant in the garden just itching for a recipe like this. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.theeverydaygrace.com Kristen

    yum!! ive never made anything like this before, but it looks incredible! I’m pinning this for later!

  • http://www.spoonsandstilettos.com Agnes

    I have never made a tart before, thanks for sharing this. . This one looks delicious and I love tomatoes and basil.

  • Amanda Nicole Hughes

    UGH, this looks amazing! Can you tell I am hungry!?

    xo, Amanda

  • http://www.gratefulwithtwo.net/ Elisha

    I have so many tomatoes from my friend’s garden, this will be perfect to try!

  • Danielle Davidson

    This looks amazing. I totally want to try this out, I’m going to make this!

  • http://www.embroideredspacemachine.com Abby

    Can’t wait to try this one! Perfect timing too since my tomatoes decided to finally ripen 🙂

  • Monique Nichole Jacques

    wow that looks so good!

  • http://xoxobella.com Bella B @ xoxoBella

    I just love savoury tarts!!! I must try this. I love the tomatoes in this recipe.

    http://xoxobella.com

  • Barefoot Becca

    Yum! Looks so amazing!!

  • Melissa

    This looks great! Thank you for sharing!

  • http://ourlittleeverything.com/ Lauren

    What a great way to use up all the garden tomatoes and basil – looks delish!

  • http://beyondbasicblog.com Meghan

    Anything with a ton of mozzarella cheese…I’m all for! This looks amazing!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

  • JeeYoung

    I Love stacy’s recipes!!! this looks amazing!

  • Lindsey Maestas

    This looks SO delicious! I’ll be making this for my family soon! Thank you!

  • http://www.nowthaticando.com Corina @ Now THAT I Can Do

    Pinning this! Such cheesy goodness.

  • Jenna Fletcher

    Sounds delicious Stacy! Beautiful pictures too. And yes August tomatoes are the best!

  • Gillian

    This looks so delicious! I love fresh tomatoes in the summer time! I will definitely have to make this before summer is up!

  • Ruthie Ridley

    UM yes please!! Looks incredible!! Such an awesome idea for a dish

  • http://mykindofsweet.com/ Suzanne

    Oh my goodness this is making me so hungry! It could be the pregnancy, but I blame this delicious recipe 😉

  • Michelle Robinson

    This looks beyond delicious! I cant wait to try it!!

  • http://www.hellonatureblog.com/ Ashley

    Yum! We have a ton of tomatoes from our garden that this dish would be perfect for

  • http://www.wildeshops.com/ Beth Howard

    Ooo, looks delicious!

  • http://freshfitflorida.com Jackie

    This sounds so good! I’ll have to make it before the summer tomatoes go away for the season!

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