Here I am at my happy place, Manassero Farms, to buy my dad and me some of the last strawberries of the season. Like going into your favorite store, you go in with your list and come out with, well, a few more things 🙂 Once again I spotted my favorite, heirloom tomatoes. They were way too pretty to walk away from. Having no idea what I was going to do with them, I filled my basket anyway. My first thought was to make a Tasty Tomato Onion Tart.
Once home they added so much color to my kitchen that I considered just using them as a centerpiece and staring at their beauty.
Well, that would be a sin to use them as decor and not to enjoy devouring them. I decided, although it would be my first time, to make a tomato tart. How hard could it be? I found out, not hard at all! Knowing I had a sheet of puff pastry in the freezer and some cheese in the refrigerator, combined with a few fresh herbs and these wonderfully flavorful tomatoes, a tomato tart was in the works!
Although you can make your own puff pastry (and I will definitely try some day), it is so much easier to buy it from the freezer section of a market. Trust me, it is easy to work with and your family and guests will be, oh, so impressed! The buttery flakiness is the perfect crust for just about any ingredient you want to add. This tart started with some grated cheese, onion, garlic, fresh thyme and parsley.
I could have stopped and eaten it just this way but the addition of these sliced tomatoes made it so much more delicious!
Give it a try! It is so easy to prepare and makes the most delicious appetizer or side dish.