Savory Tart with Basil & Tomato and Cheese Recipe

This is one of my favorite types of savory tarts, and believe me, it’s really not easy for me to say that, since I just adore savory tarts. In this variation, the pastry crust plays host to blue and goat cheeses, sliced tomatoes, and fragrant basil – simple and irresistible.savory-tart-with-basil-tomato-and-cheese-7581775

Full Recipe Of The Best Savory Tart with Basil & Tomato and Cheese

Preparation and cooking time: 65 minutes

Serves: 6


Tart Dough:

  • 360 g all-purpose flour 120 g (6 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon(s) water


  • 100g grated/ crumbled goat cheese (any kind) 100g blue cheese,
  • crumbled 4  (plum) tomatoes,
  • cut into 1/2-inch slices and seeds removed
  • 10 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 sprig of fresh basil, chopped (substitute with dried if you don’t have fresh)
  • Black pepper, crushed
  • Few fresh basil leaves, for decoration
  • Few black olives, for decoration

Prepare The Dough

  • Sift the flour together with the salt in a large bowl.
  • Using your fingers, rub in the butter until you have a soft breadcrumb texture.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the egg yolks and water.
  • Add the oil and yolk and water mixture to the crumb mixture and work it into it to form a firm dough.
  • Gather into a ball, flatten into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 30 minutes.

How To Make The Pastry?

  • Preheat oven to 200⁰C (400⁰F).
  • Roll out the chilled dough into a 35 cm (14 inch) circle and place it into a baking dish.
  • Line with baking parchment and then fill it with baking beans.
  • Place on a baking tray and bake blind for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the beans and parchment and return to the oven for another five minutes to cook the base.
  • Combine the crumbled cheeses with olive oil and all the fresh herbs.
  • Sprinkle the cheese mixture evenly over the base and place the tomato slices to form two circles, while covering the whole of the tart.
  • Reduce the temperature of the oven to 160⁰C (325⁰F) and bake for 25 minutes.


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