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Savory Tomato Basil Tart

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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!

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