Entertaining
Red tomato

Red tomato

Ripe red tomatoes are overflowing at farmer’s markets, so dig right in!

Tomato tart

No one’s saying tomato sauce isn’t great, but you can also make incredible tomato tarts! Here, we’ve used commercial phyllo but pâte brisée works fine too. We added extra flavour and flair with cheese and fine herbs – or you can add black olives or anchovies.

A bouquet in the bouquet

Red and rosé wines often mention flower notes. For example, rose (in S. de la Sablette), peony or violets. White wines often have white-flower notes like acacia, camomile, lime or orange blossom. Aside from floral notes, a single wine can feature many other delightful aromas like fruity, mineral, herbal and spicy.

Tomato tart

Preparation: 15 minutes + 1 hour to drain the tomatoes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Cost per serving: about $2.50
4 to 5 servings

Ingredients
4 to 5 large red and yellow tomatoes, ripe and firm
Coarse salt
450 g (1 lb) puff pastry
30 mL (2 tbsp) tomato paste
8 leaves of fresh basil, minced
5 mL (1 tsp) dried oregano
1 green onion, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper
500 mL (2 cups) your choice of grated cheese
30 mL (2 tbsp) olive oil

Preparation
1. Slice the tomatoes 30-cm (1/4-in) thick. 2. Place on a paper towel and sprinkle with coarse salt. Set aside and allow to drain for an hour. 3. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F). 4. Roll out the pastry on a baking sheet that measures 38 cm X 48 cm (15 inches X 19 inches). Prick pastry with a fork. 5. Spread on the tomato paste. 6. Sprinkle with cheese. 7. Place the tomato slices on top of the cheese, slightly overlapping. 8. Drizzle olive oil overtop and sprinkle with dry oregano. 9. Bake in the lower part of the oven for 45 to 60 minutes. 10. Before serving, garnish with basil leaves and green onion slices. 11. Serve with a green salad.

Tip

Want fresh tomatoes in your dishes all year long? All you need to do is put whole tomatoes in reusable freezer bags and pop them in the freezer. Simply take one or two out as you need them. Once they’ve thawed, the skin is easily removed.

 

What to drink with this tomato tart?

S. de la Sablette combines a base of Grenache to equal parts Cinsault and Syrah, and has aromas of melon and rose, making it an ideal Provençal pairing. Bellevue La Forêt has a beautiful raspberry-red colour, and has more intensity with its notes of cherry, subtle spices and red currant. A deep cherry red awaits you when you pour yourself a glass of Domaine du Vieil Aven. With aromas of raspberry and spice, it’s a beautiful match for our tomato tart.

S. de La Sablette Coteaux Varois en Provence

$16.35

S. de La Sablette Coteaux Varois en Provence

Rosé750 mlFrance
S. de La Sablette Coteaux Varois en Provence

S. de La Sablette Coteaux Varois en Provence

$16.35

Rosé750 mlFrance, ProvenceSAQ code : 12990902
  • Grape variety(ies):
  • Grenache, 
  • Cinsault, 
  • Syrah
Château Bellevue La Forêt

$14.85

Château Bellevue La Forêt

Rosé750 mlFrance
Château Bellevue La Forêt

Château Bellevue La Forêt

$14.85

Rosé750 mlFrance, Sud-OuestSAQ code : 00219840
Domaine du Vieil Aven Tavel 2018

$18.85

Domaine du Vieil Aven Tavel 2018

Rosé750 mlFrance
Domaine du Vieil Aven Tavel 2018

Domaine du Vieil Aven Tavel 2018

$18.85

Rosé750 mlFrance, Vallée du RhôneSAQ code : 00640193
  • Grape variety(ies):
  • Grenache, 
  • Mourvèdre, 
  • Clairette, 
  • Syrah

+DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE GRENACHE GRAPE

 

DISCOVER OUR WINE-FOOD PAIRING IDEAS FOR MAKING SUMMER LAST:
+SUN-SOAKED APERITIF
+AUTUMN BOWL
+HAPPY THANKSGIVING
+FLAVOUR CHASE
+APPLE SEASON
+TAPAS FOR FRIDAY DINNER MADE EASY

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY: David De Stefano

Related Posts