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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!

19 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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  8. YUM! New here what a fun blog! Hope you will come visit and follow me too :) Shauna from http://www.trying2staycalm.com/

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  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

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

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  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!!

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  12. This looks totally tastey =0

    Thanks for stopping by Spigot Blog. I'm following you back.

    Sandie lee

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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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