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Guest Recipe: Zars Kitchen's Roasted Tomato Tart

@zarskitchen's feed is a culinary wonderland that will leave you hungry and craving. Here is the amazing tomato tart recipe she prepared using Colive Extra Virgin Olive Oil...

Ingredients

Makes large 14” tart to feed 8

  • 700g mixed colour tomatoes, sliced thick
  • 750g ricotta
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • Garlic powder, chili flakes, salt, pepper to taste
TART BASE
PESTO
  • 2 cups basil leaves packed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup Colive Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Method:

  1. Lay sliced tomatoes in a single layer on a kitchen towel, salt to drain out excess water.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  3. Make pesto - Blitz basil and pine nuts in a food processor, add garlic and parmesan, blitz again, gradually add olive oil
  4. Then add salt and pepper to taste, set aside
  5. Make base - grease 14” tart dish
  6. Add all ingredients to bowl and mix with a fork until combined
  7. Transfer the dough to a flat surface and knead lightly until the dough forms a ball shape
  8. Roll out into a 15” circle, carefully place in your pie dish and refrigerate for 30 mins
  9. Prick the base all over with a fork and bake in the oven for 15 mins, set aside
  10. Blitz the ricotta until whipped, add pesto (reserve a few tbsp to dot on top), lemon juice
  11. Taste and add salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili flakes as desired
  12. Add eggs and blitz until combined
  13. Pour pesto ricotta into the tart base and bake for a further 20-25 minutes until set
  14. Remove from the oven and add the sliced tomatoes, dot with pesto and bake a further 20 minutes until the crust is cooked through and golden and the tomatoes are semi roasted

Recipe and photography credit: @zarskitchen

About @zarskitchen

zarskitchenbio

I’m Zarina, a passionate home cook and recipe developer who loves feeding my family and entertaining friends by serving striking dishes in a variety of cuisines.  My love and passion for cooking stem from growing up in Hong Kong with a family of foodies and being exposed to such different flavours and tastes from childhood.

 My background has always been focused around F&B and hospitality, I went to university in Switzerland and then worked for hotels in the US and London.  I am born Parsi Indian and happily married to a Sikh Punjabi, living in London with 3 beautiful children.

I have a recipe book addiction and could spend all day browsing or googling recipes, twisting and changing them to my tastes. I am intrigued by every cuisine under the sun and never stop trying new things.  I love to share my creations through stunning photos and cooking instructions that are easy to follow.  I really hope I can inspire people to try new things and step out of their comfort zone!

You can find more of her delicious recipes at https://cooklybookly.com/zarskitchen