Tomato Appetizer or Lunch!
If you have company coming and you need a light and savory dish, you’ll have to give this a try. You can make it in advance so there’s no stress at party time. You can also make this as a light lunch. We enjoyed it on our recent picnic with a side salad of Arugula and grapes.
Serves two for lunch or 4-6 as an appetizer.
- Oneready made sheet of puff pastry
- 3/4 cup plain goat cheese
- 2 med tomatoes sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 1 Tbsp Herb de Provence
- 1 small garlic clove grated finely
- 1/4 cup minced sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
- 3 springs of fresh Thyme, leaves picked and sprinkled on tart
- 2 tsp olive
- Salt and pepper
Heat oven to 450F. Spread out the sheet of Puff Pastry. Using a fork, prick the pastry all over but not within 1/2 inch of the edge. In a small bowl, mix the goat cheese, grated garlic, and Herbs de Provence. Crumble the goat cheese over the tart. Distribute the sun-dried tomatoes over the cheese. Lay the tomato slices on top. Pluck the leaves from the thyme and sprinkle over the tart. Salt and pepper the tart. Using a spoon, lightly drizzle the olive oil over everything and bake on the middle shelf of the oven. It’s ready in under 20 minutes.
If making for a party, assemble the tart early in the day and cover with cling film to refrigerate until you are ready to bake it.
The result is a light tart with rich goat cheese underlying the juicy tomatoes and herbs. Whether served as an appetizer or a light lunch this is a tomato and cheese lovers treat!