Posted by: Joan Spiller | June 1, 2013

Roast tomato tart – Recipe

These not only look great, they taste amazing and better yet? They’re simple to make.. requiring only a few ingredients however everyone will think you’ve slaved for hours to prepare these visual feasts!

All you need is:

A fistful of rocket

250g puff (flaky) pastry

3 ripe tomatoes

2T basil pesto

200g fresh mozzarella

Ready to make these babies?

Preheat your oven to 200C.

Roll out the pastry to a 22cm x 30cm oblong and place on a large, greased baking sheet.. Lightly score a line about 2cm in from the edge of the pastry. This will form an edge around the tart as the pastry is cooking.

Be sure to do sharp cuts (don’t drag the knife through it) on the pastry to allow the edges to rise well.

Spread the pesto evenly over the inner square of the pastry. Place the sliced cheese evenly on top, then add the tomato slices in an attractive layer. Then finally – season with freshly ground black pepper and a smidgeon of salt.

Place in the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes until the pastry is well risen, golden and cooked underneath..

Scatter the rocket onto the tart, drizzle with a deliciously peppery extra virgin olive oil and serve immediately.

You’re welcome! 🙂

(Didn’t I tell you this was simple?) 🙂



  1. That looks easy and fantastic. Wow! Saving this one for later in the summer when we get local tomatoes 🙂


    • It’s beautiful and SO simple (like a lot of the things we like lol)


  2. that certainly looks amazing!


    • Thanks, it’s one of those “super simple, super sexy” dishes where everyone thinks you’re Nigella or something when in fact it’s just so simple 😉


  3. This looks great!


  4. This looks and sounds awesome. I am always up for some healthy pizza. Thanks for sharing 🙂


    • You’re welcome! Try it with thinly sliced potatoes and a cheaper type of cheese if you’re short on funds .. it still is delicious 🙂


      • Thanks 🙂 If you ever want to read some funny and inspirational stories, you are more than welcome to come by my blog and have a Cup of Joe.


      • I love that sort of thing, will come have a read now!


      • Thank you, I really appreciate it and hope you enjoy your Cup of Joe 🙂


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