Tomato and Feta Tart
Smarts: Any tomatoes will work for these tarts. Use heirloom, cherry, Roma, or a combination of tomatoes (bonus for using a variety of colors)!
- Puff pastry - 10 oz, thawed according to package directions
- Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
- Oregano, dried - 1 tsp
- Tomatoes, any type - 1 lb, thinly sliced
- Parchment paper - for baking
- Flour - 3 Tbsp
- Cheese, feta - 2 oz
- Cucumbers - 12 oz, chopped
- Vinegar, apple cider - 1 Tbsp
- Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
- Mint - 1 Tbsp, chiffonade
- Puff pastry - Thaw according to package instructions. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Make garlic oil - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Chop garlic. Combine garlic, olive oil, and dried oregano. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Tomatoes / Cucumbers - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Cucumbers - Whisk together vinegar and mustard. Add cucumbers. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and up to a day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Mint - Chiffonade mint.
- Heat oven to 400F / 204C.
- Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Dust a countertop with flour. Unfold pastry onto floured surface and roll out into a 12” / 30 cm square (for 4 servings; adjust if customizing). (Note: Using a rolling pin or your palms, gently stretch the pastry into a square.)
- Transfer pastry to parchment-lined sheet pan.
- Brush garlic oil over top of pastry. Add tomato slices (it is okay if they overlap slightly). Crumble feta cheese on top.
- Bake tart until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
- While tart bakes, toss cucumbers with mint. Season with some salt and pepper.
- Cut tart into slices. Serve with cucumbers on the side. Enjoy!
This was average. I was so expecting this to be super tasty, but salmon and tomatoes didn't absorb much of the garlic oil flavor -- maybe marinate them in it next time?0 Helpful
Awesome! Easy! A big hit!0 Helpful
I’ve never worked with puff pastry, so this was a learning experience for me. I did place the tomato slices on paper towels to help dry them out somewhat.0 Helpful
Delicious but not very filling. Needs to be lower in fat and calories because we ate more than one serving.0 Helpful
I wouldn't call this a total Cooksmarts fail, but probably as close as I've come. The flavors were great, but even after being careful to drain all the juice off the tomatoes and baking quite a bit longer than the recipe called for, this ended up really soggy in the middle. The cucumber side was just ok, but neither the side nor the tart was very filling, so this ended up being pretty unsatisfying overall.0 Helpful
Couldn't handle how delicious this was.0 Helpful