Fresh Tomato and Basil Tart
Featured Recipe, Aug 10 2013Simply Sensational! We cooked this so why don't you try it too? Don't forget to upload a cooksnap of yours to say 'thanks!' to Tim for sharing this delicious recipe!
This is my version of a delicious tart that makes great use of fresh basil and ripe tomatoes from your garden or farmer's market! I like to try and up the healthy factor, so I made an olive oil and whole wheat crust that uses no butter, but you can use any crust you like. I also tried skim milk instead of whole. Served warm or room temp, this tart is a summery treat and simply delicious!
- Cherry Tomatoes (About 20)
- Olive Oil (About 1 Tbls)
- Salt and Pepper (For sprinkling)
- Eggs (4)
- Milk (Whole or Skim) (1.5 cups)
- Feta Cheese (1/2 cup)
- Shredded Cheese (Mozzarella or the like) (1/2 cup)
- Fresh Basil Leaves (1 cup)
- Tart Crust (1 )
Gather up your ingredients and your tart crust! I prepared my own olive oil and whole wheat flour tart crust with rosemary based on this recipe: http://delectablymine.blogspot.jp/2011/05/olive-oil-tart-crust.html.
Preheat oven to 450F (230C). Cut your tomatoes in half and spread them out in a roasting pan. Drizzle them with olive oil (I used garlic-infused olive oil) and top them with salt and pepper (I used an herb salt). Roast them in the oven for about 30 minutes until slightly charred. Remove to cool.
Reduce the oven to 375F (190C). Chop up the feta cheese and the basil leaves. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, two cheeses, and about 1/2 tsp of salt. Add in the basil leaves, but leave about 1 tbsp for topping.
Pour the egg/milk mixture into your tart shell (it may overflow when you add the tomatoes, so try not to add too much, and you can add in the rest at the end if possible). Top with the roast tomatoes and the chopped basil for topping. Bake at 375F (190C) for about 45 minutes until set. Cool on a wire rack, and serve!
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