Heirloom Tomato Puff Pastry Tart

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Heirloom Tomato Puff Pastry Tart

heirloom tomato tart

Once again I haven’t posted a recipe in a while. My excuse this time is that I’ve been running around like crazy trying to get everything figured out and finalized before D and I set off on our 2 year backpacking trip. Our one way flight to Osaka is this Saturday at 3pm. Literally only a little bit more than 24 hours left in the US. Am I freaking out? To be fair I go back and forth between being completely numb and stunned by all of these life changes to thoughts of what am I doing?!

And this week has certainly shown me that I way over estimated how much I can actually get done in a week. I thought I would be able to figure everything out and still have time to spare to prop my feet up on the couch and watch movie after movie. Well reality check – in the 6 days I’ve been home I have yet to watch a single movie start to finish.

And we seem to be heading to Japan without any sort of clear cut itinerary whatsoever. This is far from my style of traveling but I guess I’ll have to start getting used to it.

With Japan being so expensive it has been a complete miracle that D has been able to secure multiple couchsurfers who we can stay with. Heard of couchsurfing? It’s a website where you can find people to stay with in other countries for free. Yep, that’s free accommodation, but it comes with the risk of staying with a complete stranger. It is a great system though and everyone we have hosted has been wonderful. In Japan I am particularly looking forward to our 71 year old sky diving enthusiast host. Stay tuned for stories and hopefully authentic Japanese recipes.

For today I leave you with a simple puff pastry recipe complete with flavor bursting heirloom tomatoes which truly are drool worthy.

When you are short on time but still want a home made meal make this tart – you won’t be disappointed!

Heirloom Tomato Puff Pastry Tart
 
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A 30 minute start to finish puff pastry tart
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 heriloom tomato, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 2 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sliced basil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place pastry on baking tray and carve a border around the edge with a knife. Score the inside of the pastry with a fork.
  2. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Spread basil pesto on the pastry and top with sliced tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese.
  4. Bake 10-15 minutes or until cooked through. Top with fresh basil.

 

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  1. Kari@Loaves and Dishes says

    Y’all are verrrrrry adventurous! Hope you have a great trip. Can’t wait to hear your stories.
    Love a tomato tart.

    • Vicky says

      Thanks! There will definitely be many exotic food tales shared on this blog from now on and random travel adventures as well so stay tuned!

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