Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Vegan Tomato Tart





Yesterday I decided to use some of our tomato mountain and made a tomato tart.  I wanted to experiment with a vegan version in preparation for Sarah’s visit in September so I made the pastry with olive oil instead of fat or butter.

The basil plants are also growing extremely well this year so I gathered a load of leaves to make a pesto sauce.  The pesto was brushed directly onto the pastry case and then drizzled between the tomato layers. 

ready for the oven


I baked it for 25 minutes and it came out better than I expected, the pastry was good and the pesto gave the tart a really nice kick.

it won't win any prizes for looks but it tasted delicious



20 comments:

  1. That does look tasty! I didn't even know you could substitute olive oil for shortening in pastry. -Jenn

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    1. I was a bit dubious but it was very easy to work with.

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  2. I think it looks delicious too Sue - top marks from me at any rate.

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    1. Thank you Pat, that means a lot.

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  3. It looks delicious, I love tomatoes, unfortunately my husband does not.

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    1. That's a non starter for you then!

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  4. It really does look good. I am sure Sarah will eat anything you put in front of her because she will be so pleased to be back home though.

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    1. I think she's looking forward to some mummy pampering but she won't relax her rules on eating vegan.

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    1. The basil pesto really added some flavour.

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  6. Looks very Mediterranean! I use olive oil for most of my pastry. Flour, oil and a little water. Easy and tasty!

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    1. I was surprised at how easy it was to work with and very pleased with the result.

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  7. That looks delicious ! I'm not a great tomato fan, and usually buy my pastry ready made these days, but I might still have a go.

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    1. I usually buy ready made but I wanted to try out the vegan recipe.

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  8. Impressive effort but what were the verdicts of your two hungry boys?

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    1. Paul liked it, Rick didn't get the opportunity to find out!

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  9. I have it on my list for when I have a glut of tomatoes - only one so far!

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    1. It's a good way to use them up.

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  10. I think it looks great! When I make Pizzas for the boys (and for us) I use pesto on the base, then toms, then mozzarella. It makes a beautiful flavour.

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    1. It did taste a bit like pizza.

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