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Tomato Tart with Basil

Tomato Tart with Basil

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Tomato Tart with Basil Recipe. A fresh and light appetizer that sets the tone for any occasion.


phyllo (frozen) 3/4 lb thawed
unsalted butter 1/4 cup melted
basil (bunch) 1
garlic clove 3
tomato - chopped (canned) 1/2 cup
olive oil 1/2 cup
salt 1/4 tsp to taste
black pepper 1 pinch to taste
plum tomato 4 sliced thin
garlic clove 1 diced
olive oil 2 tsps
basil (fresh) 1/2 cup leaves on top


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. On a baking sheet place a piece of parchment paper. Roll out the phyllo dough and brush melted unsalted butter between each layer. Place a large plate flat over the phyllo dough and using a knife cut around the edge to form a circle.
  3. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
  4. To make the Pistou place the bunch of basil, garlic, and canned tomatoes. As it is blending slowly stream in the olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spread the Pistou over the phyllo dough.
  6. Layer the tomato slices in a spiral pattern from the center out and sprinkle with diced garlic.
  7. Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil.
  8. Bake for an additional 8 minutes.
  9. Garnish with basil. Slice into pieces and serve.


1 tart makes 6 to 8 servings.