Easy Herbed Tomato Tart on Puff Pastry

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Easy Herbed Tomato Tart with Puff Pastry is an easy weeknight dinner, that’s perfect for dinner in a hurry with the family. It’s so elegant, it’s sure to impress any guests who happen to be dropping by, unexpectedly. All you really need is a box of puffed pastry in your freezer, and some gorgeous homegrown/Farmer’s Market fresh tomatoes. 

Easy Herbed Tomato Tart with Puff Pastry is an easy but elegant weeknight meal with all the goodness of summer.

Easy and Elegant Weeknight Meal

It’s a recipe that is so easy, and so delicious, you just have to try it!

And for anyone who is an avid pie lover, but hesitant to make your own, because the thought of pie crust scares you: it’s perfect! Those of you who swear that you can’t make a pie crust, get ready to get really excited. With this dish, you don’t have to!

The puff pastry (I buy Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry and keep it in my freezer for whenever I want to make this) is light, crisp and flaky: a delightful alternative to a regular pie crust.

If unexpected company threatens to drop in at dinnertime, your guests will be wowed. Pair it with a lovely salad, and you’ll wonder where this entrée has been all your life!  Or at least, all summer! Because it’s a perfect way to use  the flavor-filled garden fresh tomatoes that are in season right now.

Puff pastry, mozzarella cheese, and salted tomatoes.

Prebake the crust. Allow it to cool. Sprinkle it with cheese, then add the tomatoes.

Herbed Tomato Tart

Sprinkle the tomatoes with pepper and herbs, and drizzle with olive oil.

Herbed Tomato Tart

You won’t believe how good this is! Really!

I found this recipe in one of my Southern Living Cookbooks, and was so taken by it, I made it at a friend’s house on a vacation to California, where *I* was the houseguest. Even though I didn’t know my friend’s kitchen very well, and she had to pull out the owner’s manual to figure out how to work her own oven (true story!), she and her husband were mightily impressed that delicious homemade food could come out of their very own kitchen. 

If you think you’d like to try this recipe, why not pin it on Pinterest? Or share it on Facebook or Twitter with someone you know who might make it for you!

Easy Herbed Tomato Tart with Puff Pastry is an easy but elegant weeknight meal with all the goodness of summer.

Easy Herbed Tomato Tart with Puff Pastry is an easy but elegant weeknight meal with all the goodness of summer.

Without further ado:

The Recipe for Easy Herbed Tomato Tart with Puff Pastry

Yield: 4 servings

Easy Herbed Tomato Tart on Puff Pastry

Easy Herbed Tomato Tart

A quick, easy, and scrumptious tomato tart with cheese and fresh herbs, on puff pastry.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 8 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package Pepperidge Farm puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 or 3 tomatoes, sliced thin; (you'll need about 16 - 20 thin slices of tomato, depending on the size of your tomatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 c. grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c. feta cheese
  • 1/4 c. chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c. chopped mixed fresh herbs (I like basil, parsley, and oregano)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. Roll 1 sheet of the puff pastry (there will be 2 sheets in the box) into a rectangular shape that will fit onto a rimmed baking sheet (approximately 18 x 13"). Cut long strips that are 1' wide from the remaining sheet of puff pastry to make the crust, and lay them around the perimeter.
  2. Pre-bake the puff pastry at 400º for approximately 8 minutes. You want the crust to be golden, but not too brown, so keep an eye on things.
  3. Transfer pastry to wire rack to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, place tomato slices on a layer of paper towels, salt them well, and allow them to drain off excess moisture onto the paper towels. This will take about 20 minutes.
  5. Place baked and cooled pastry back on rimmed baking sheet, and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, onion, and garlic. Spread tomato slices on top of that. Sprinkle with herbs, and drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Bake at 400º for about 15 minutes, until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 900mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 11g

If you’re looking for easy weeknight meals, I have a bunch right here, on this very site! How about Chicken Dukkah?

 

 

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