Tomato Tart

tomato basil and goat cheese tart recipe

I’ve noticed that pretty much every single recipe that I post contains tomatoes. I really need to get more creative. Next time, I promise.

This tomato-goat-cheese-basil tart came out delicious. Great thing about it, is that it tastes amazing both when served straight out of the oven, or cold. If you have any left over, you can enjoy the rest the next day, pack it for lunch or have it for breakfast.

tomato tart recipe

Tomato Tart


One sheet of puff pastry (find it in the frozen section at your supermarket)
2 small or 1 large shallot
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 can of cubed tomatoes
200 g fresh goat cheese
2 eggs
100 ml sour cream
2 tomatoes, sliced thin
handful of capers
salt, pepper
olive oil
dry basil
few leaves of fresh basil


1. Preheat the oven to 350F. If you’re using frozen puff pastry, let it sit in a room temperature and thaw for about 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the (thawed) pastry on top.  Once the oven is preheated, bake the pastry for about 10-12 minutes.

2. In the mean time, heat up the olive oil in a small sauce pan. Chop the shallots and garlic and cook in the sauce pan until fragrant (be careful not to burn it). Once the garlic becomes fragrant, add the whole can of tomatoes, some fresh basil, salt and pepper to taste. Let it cook on low heat for about 5-7 minutes.

3. Mix the goat cheese with sour cream, eggs and a little salt and pepper.

4. Once the pastry is ready, take it out of the oven, pour the tomato mixture over it, following with the goat cheese & sour cream combo. Finish off with sliced tomatoes, capers and few leaves of fresh basil. Bake for another 10-15 minutes.

blog photography

Blu loves assisting with taking pictures, especially when it comes to taking pictures of food! This dog seriously follows me everywhere I go. I don’t think he was very impressed with my Tomato Tart though, as I caught him mid-yawn :) Seriously, how handsome is my boy?

dog mid-yawn


  • Reply
    Sophie Sierra
    July 29, 2014 at 11:07 am

    My eyes are popping out of my head! Sounds like an exaggeration but most definitely is not one ;)
    Wow, wow, WOW! Is all I can say ;) This tomato tart is utterly perfect, the photos show it is so creative, and so beautifully made and presented also. The tomato design is just perfect, looks so professional, just as good or better as those I’ve seen on TV or magazines. I love how you’ve adorned it with pepper and fresh basil, such pretty finishing touches. So very incredibly talented you are Paula! <3

    When I picture tarts I think of round pie sort of things, like we have here in the UK, but this is just a million times better than that (and I'm reminded a little of a Pizza design which is never a bad thing!) And a thousand times more delicious I bet :D Blu is so very handsome, one gorgeous boy indeed ;)

    Sophie xo

    • Reply
      August 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      Oh my Gosh I only now noticed your comment, what’s the matter with me! Thank you so much Sophie!!!! Hahaah tarts look exactly the same here in the states (round pie), I was inspired by my aunt who makes them this way :) It comes out much thiner and lighter this way plus it’s easier to make :)

  • Reply
    Sara Nielsen
    July 29, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    It looks delicious. I could really eat this at the moment!

  • Reply
    July 29, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Oh wow! This looks delicious! Seriously not good to read this post while hungry! You’re such a great cook! Always the best ideas.

    And your dog! What a cutie!


    • Reply
      July 30, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Aww thanks so much Christina!

      He is a cutie, isn’t he hehhe ;) ;)

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