August 8, 2011

Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Tart

Thanks to a number of generous friends this summer I have received pounds and pounds of fresh vegetables. I have made a number of dishes using squash and cucumbers and now it was time to make a recipe with fresh tomatoes. Recently, I have seen a number of food programs making tomato tarts, so I figured I would make my own version,

This recipe went together very quickly. I sliced about 10 Roma tomatoes, tore 8 ounces of fresh mozzarella into pieces, and diced about two cloves of garlic. I added the garlic to a small bowl of olive oil and proceeded to brush 7 pieces of phyllo dough, which I then stacked on top of one another. I should note that the phyllo dough that I used was thin sheets, if you use the traditional thick sheet puff pastry dough (such as Pepperidge Farm) you would need 1/2 of a package (one sleeve) or the amount that satisfies your needs. Then I scattered about 6 ounces of the cheese and laid the sliced tomatoes on top. Finally, I added the last 2 ounces of cheese and a couple of tablespoons of fresh chopped basil. I put the tart into the oven for around 20 minutes at 400 degrees*.

Everyone in my house was impressed with this tart. I served this dish for breakfast and it was a great, fresh way to start the day. My two boys liked it enough that they ate the leftovers for lunch the next day. This tart is a great way to use fresh tomatoes and has a great, light taste.

*I originally posted the temp as 350, but going back over my notes it was 400, sorry for the confusion!


  1. Thanks for following my blog. Following you back.

  2. yummm...would love to try that!
    hi, thanks for the gfc follow; followed you back :)

  3. Hello Frugal in WV
    Thank you for the follow. Returning the follow.
    Lilac ~ Pawsitive Living.

  4. Oh wow... that looks lovely. Thank you for sharing this! :-)

  5. Yum-that tart is making me hungry. So nice that you have so many gardening friends to give you fresh veggies! Thanks for sharing this tasty dish.

  6. Thanks for stoppin' by for a Latte'. I am happy to return the follow. I love this recipe as it would be ideal to use right now as I have lots of fresh tomatoes in our garden!

  7. Thanks os much for stopping in and following. I'm your newest follower :)

  8. YUM! New here what a fun blog! Hope you will come visit and follow me too :) Shauna from

  9. Hello!

    You are SO LUCKY to get all those fresh veggies!! I am a regular follower stopping in for tonights dinner recipe and I am definately making this tart!! I am going to throw some spinach in as well(to annoy the kids...j/k)
    Thanks for the great recipe!
    I will see you around.

    - jenny at dapperhouse

  10. thanks for stopping by! cute blog!
    following back! :)

  11. I'm stuffed from dinner and I'd SO eat this right now!!!

    Stopping by from Monkey Around Blog Hop & your newest follower on GFC, FB and Twitter! Hope you stop by and check us out and return the favor!! Have a great week!!

  12. This looks totally tastey =0

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    Sandie lee

  13. @Kat Thanks!

    @Tina My friends have been very nice about sharing their veggies, I just froze a bunch of tomatoes today and got another 5 pounds of cucumbers :)

    @Ott I just froze the rest of my tomatoes, because I had a ton also :)

    @Jenny The addition of the spinach sounds delicious! I'm glad that you read my blog regularly, thanks for the support! I hope your tart turned out well!

  14. This looks great Frugal :)
    Can I feature it on my blog this Friday? Send me a note via email!

  15. @E I sent you an email! I love being featured on other people's blogs, thanks for asking!

  16. NOW THIS LOOKS FANTASTIC. I love tomatoes in every form right now. They are so fresh right now

  17. oooh......this looks yummy!! My hubby would love this!!

    Thank you for the follow, returning the follow!
    Looking forward to more of your posts!

  18. Your blog is making me hungry! New follower here, look forward to reading more recipes

  19. @Inspired They are fresh and delicious right now, the ones from the store are never as good :)

    @Fifi My husband loved it and he normally doesn't like tomatoes :)

    @Rachel Thanks!


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