Monday, June 7, 2010

Tomato Tart

Tomato Tart

Summertime means delicious tomatoes in great abundance!  After a morning of being outdoors, I've always been a fan of a simple tomato sandwich for lunch.  Sprinkling sea salt upon the fresh slices of juicy redness, adding a bit of basil, and settling this fantastic grouping upon a chunky slab of olive oil drizzled wholegrain bread = the best! 

And now that the crumb has adopted her mama's love for tomatoes (especially the heirlooms), there is always a bowl of this hearty fruit on our kitchen counter.  The other evening, I prepared a delicious tart, and it was absolutely perfect paired with a side salad.  Easy, healthy, yummy and a big hit ~ my defining elements for a great recipe. 

Tomato Tart

One Organic Pie Shell
1 - 1 1/2 pounds of cherry tomatoes
6-8 oz. goat cheese (softened)
2 tbsp. olive oil
1-2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. fresh basil (roll like a cigar and cut into strips)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Toss the tomatoes in a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Spread goat cheese inside pie shell.
Arrange tomatoes atop the goat cheese.
Bake for an hour until tomatoes are soft.
Remove and let cool for 10 mins.
Sprinkle basil over tart and indulge while still warm.


[Reverie-Daydream Images]

50 comments:

  1. Yummy yummy! I have never combined goat cheese with tomatoes...but, I love this idea--a little tanginess to compliment those succulent tomatoes! Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. I'm priting this right now. I have a bunch of heirloom tomatoes getting ready to blossom in my garden and this sounds delish!
    Hugs~
    T

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  3. OMG sounds so GOOD!! thanks for sharing your amazing, wonderful, healthy recipes!

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  4. Those photos are just gorgeous and YOU are so inspiring!!

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  5. Wowza! That looks simply amazing! I know what's next on my "to bake..." list!

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  6. This looks like an amazing recipe. Wish I was eating it now. I'm growing tomatoes for the first time this year and eagerly awaiting the bounty. Fingers crossed. =)

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  7. Any left-overs??? You do know how to speak my language. I will add this to my bright file folder~ marked Reverie Daydreamy Foods! I have an email coming your way a bit later. This is so wonderful that your sweet crumb is eating such good healthy foods and trying new things.

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  8. Wow. Are those tomato photos gorgeous! I love when you can see the salt. Nice job.

    Oh and I'll be making this soon:)

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  9. In my file........as I do live in the tomato capital of Canada, besides that it sounds positively yummy Mel. Great pics too. Much love Xo and xo

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  10. Oh my, I'm going to have to try this!

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  11. OMG. I want this!! Sounds perfect! Too bad there is no way my hubs would eat it :(

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  12. Mel,
    This recipe sounds delicious! Pretty soon I will be harvesting tomatoes from my garden and I am so thrilled to know a new way to enjoy them in a tart...très délicieuse!

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  13. I can't wait to try this recipe! My heirloom tomatoes should be ready soon ~ but until then, I am going to the market to get some. An all time summer favorite of mine too ~ simple, yet delicious.
    Have a lovely week!

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  14. That looks so very tempting, and beautifully photographed. I'm still waiting patiently for mine to grow. Thanks for the recipe - carefully bookmarked!

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  15. This sounds wonderful ~ just in time for summer. Your photos are lovely.

    Jo

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  16. holy crap that sounds so gooooood! i can't see the pic from work (they block all photobucket pics) but i'm sure it looks equally amazing.

    need.to.make.asap.

    happy monday!

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  17. sounds delicious! I'll have to bookmark this for when my tomato plants start producing.

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  18. tomatoes remind me of summer...so special...

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  19. Summer is just great and your pics are stunning!
    I'll try your recipe!Have a great week!

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  20. Yummy! I can honestly taste it now! I don't know why Mel, but when you post these recipes, they stamp in my mind forever and are so so wonderful! Have a good week!
    XO

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  21. Summer food!!! Yum. Another of your recipes that I'll be making. You rock my world and my taste buds, Melissa.

    xoxo Gigi

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  22. Those heirloom tomatoes are so beautiful in their simplicity.

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  23. my parents grow heirloom tomatoes and they're SO colourful!

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  24. Yummy, of course I am gazing at that carrot cake to the right!!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  25. Thanks mel!
    I will definitely try this soon~

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  26. Oh yummy! Those photos are delicious ;)

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  27. That sounds so good! Have a sweet day!

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  28. okay...this is fabulous.
    xo

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  29. I absolutely adore tomatoes, Mel. I could eat them all day. I think that the best tomatoes are always the ones that I have in Italy and Spain....ripened by the hot sunshine, there is nothing better. XXXX

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  30. This gorgeous post reeeeeeeeeally makes me want to get up to our fam's mountain home STAT. The produce up there is incredible...namely the tomatoes!

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  31. thanks for your wonderful note and well wishes. so kind of you and so nice to know prayers are everywhere...
    this dish sounds marvelous and yes, sea salt and tomatoes are heaven - don't forget the fresh mozzerela too.

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  32. this recipe has potential to invade my weekly meals for the entire summer. thanks... and watch out. :)

    www.aspiringkennedy.com

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  33. that is the trifecta of a good recipe for me too. gorgeous shots as well, love the colour.jxx

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  34. Oh I'm with you honey, just love tomatoes especially the heirlooms. Will try this, I'm sure it will become a fav.

    Happy days,
    xoxo

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  35. This recipe sounds sooo good!

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  36. Done. This sounds ridiculously delicious. Bookmarked in my recipe file.

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  37. Yum! I do hope you come out with a cookbook soon, Mel. You have some fabulously divine recipes.

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  38. Thanks for the recipe. Fresh tomatoes are one of the summer's best treats!

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  39. Oh I love this one! And a great idea for all my cherry tomatoes!

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  40. This looks incredible!!! I love the colors! xo

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  41. This looks delish, Mel! I love the idea of combining sea salt and goat cheese. I might have to follow this tonight. We're having leftover grilled chicken and this would be the perfect side dish.

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  42. yummy for my tummy!
    really looking forward to trying this recipe ... thank you so much ...
    love tomato and basil at any time ~ and add goat cheese? divine!
    *smiling* all the way to the market ... :)
    xoxo
    pg

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  43. Oh, Mel! You've outdone yourself with this one. Cheers.

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  45. wow this sounds simply divine!!! i'm absolutely going to try to make this :)

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