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Heirloom Tomato Tart with Basil Sauce

This Heirloom Tomato Tart with Basil Sauce is the perfect easy Summer dinner! Loaded with fresh juicy tomatoes, topped with tangy feta cheese and an easy basil sauce! Fresh and delicious!

Course Appetizer, dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword basil sauce, heirloom tomato tart
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

Heirloom Tomato Tart

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1 lb (or about 3-4 medium heirloom tomatoes)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh basil leaves (garnish, optional)

Basil Sauce

  • 1.5 heaping cups of fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Add parchment paper to a baking sheet (if your puff pastry doesn't already come with it) and roll out your puff pastry. Poke generously with a fork all over the puff pastry. Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, checking on it every once in a while.

  2. While the pastry is baking, thinly slice the tomatoes. Mince the garlic. Set aside.

  3. Once the puff pastry is done "par-baking", arrange and layer the heirloom tomatoes on top of it. Drizzle with 1 tsp of olive oil and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Place back in the oven for an additional 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

  4. While the pastry is baking the second time, whip up the basil sauce! To a food processor or blender, add the fresh basil, minced garlic, olive oil and salt. Pulse until it's blended into a sauce.

  5. Once done baking, remove tart from the oven. Sprinkle generously with feta cheese and fresh basil leaves. Dollop the basil sauce on top if desired or use it as a dipping sauce. Eat warm or at room temperature! Enjoy!