Simple and delicious, using puff pastry, a selection of tomatoes, Boursin soft cheese, fresh basil, and balsamic vinegar. You can create this Tomato Tart as a lunchtime treat.
This Tomato Tart recipe, I’ve used on and off for years now. I’m pretty sure it was from a BBC good food recipe, but I can’t be sure. Nowadays I just wing it & it’s always come out great. I always make it as soon as the sun appears, hence the picture outside on the old wooden table. (which could probably use a lick of paint now!)
Choosing our tomatoes!
Now, I’m always a sucker for, if it looks great, it tastes great. I certainly think by using a selection of tomatoes definitely helps towards this. The different sizes, shapes and colours make the end product look awesome. We had some of the tomatoes delivered in our weekly delivery box. The others were from the supermarket and others were given to us from the greenhouse.
Heirloom Tomatoes are not only wonderful to look at, but are also one of the healthiest foods on the planet. The red tomatoes, well what can you say, everybody loves a red tomato. Typically, the yellow are sweeter and taste less acidic than red. So on the whole, not a bad selection to go on the Tart!
If you only have one variety, that’s fine. You’ll get loads of flavour from the Boursin herby cheese, fresh basil and balsamic dressing!
We have been tasked recently with keeping two tomato plants alive. Hopefully we should be able to achieve this and have some to show off in the near future!
Layering your Tart!
Roll out your sheet of Puff Pastry onto a flat surface. Spread over your 75g of Boursin Cheese, leaving a border around the edge of the pastry. We love the taste of Boursin cheese but you could mix this up with any soft cheese you like. I find the taste and texture so creamy and it goes really well on this.
Once you’ve done that, throw on your chopped tomatoes, fresh basil leaves and balsamic dressing. Both of these are a fantastic way of adding flavour to your meal without adding tonnes of calories on. Fresh basil is basically free and enhances the meal so much, why not use it!
Yes, I am aware that the pastry and Boursin cheese bump up the calories, but its great to get some goodness in your lunch and balance it off!
The End Product – Tomato Tart
And here we have it! The tasty treat, up close and personal. I’m hoping you love this dish just as much as we do! Please let us know if you substitute any of the ingredients and whether it works, we are always looking for quick and easy lunch options.
After this was a huge success with me and the hubby. I decided to try an Apple and Blue Cheese tart!! Keep your eyes peeled for that!
- 320g of Puff Pastry
- 75g Boursin Cream Cheese
- 100g Tomatoes
- Fresh Basil
- A drizzle of Balsamic vinegar
- Pop your oven on to 190 degrees and Chop up all your tommy’s, I like to just slice mine in half!
- Get your pastry out of the fridge, unroll it and start spreading that cream cheese.. I used a spoon to smooth it down onto the pastry.
- Load on your tomatoes, basil & balsamic. You can add a little salt if desired.
- Pop it all into the oven for about 20/25 minutes.
- The edges will puff, the tomatoes burst with juiciness.. all you need to do is add some olive oil and it time to tuck in.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 520Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 263mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g