Best Tomato Tart Recipe

Last updated on September 23rd, 2021

This summer has yielded the best-tasting and reddest tomatoes I’ve seen in recent memory. I had to share the best tomato tart recipe using this batch of tomatoes from the farm stand.

With just a few pantry staples, less than ten minutes of prep time, 20 minutes of cooking time, you’ll have a delicious, savory tart in around 30 minutes.

the best tomato tart recipe on a plate

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Ingredients:

  • fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes
  • phyllo dough
  • melted butter
  • red onions,
  • shallot, very thinly sliced
  • olive oil
  • feta cheese
  • dried oregano
  • dried basil
best tomato tart ingredients

These ingredients are simple and as mentioned before, pantry staple. If you can get still-warm tomatoes fresh from the garden, those taste the best. Vine-ripened or hothouse tomatoes also work well. Any variation of fresh tomatoes will work, so long as they are intact and… fresh. The melted butter and feta cheese keeps this dish squarely in the vegetarian category so it’s labelled as such, but feel free to omit both if you’re looking to maintain a strict vegan diet. I save adding the seasonings until after the tart is cooked, for maximum impact on flavor, but this is definitely to taste. You can also add red pepper flakes if you’re feeling like you need a little heat on this dish.

Basic Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a 9 1/2 inch by 13 inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Rinse tomatoes thoroughly and slice horizontally, about one-half-inch thick. Set aside. Working quickly but carefully, unroll phyllo dough from package and spread out onto parchment paper.

phyllo dough for tomato tart

Using a pastry brush, very gently sweep melted butter along all of phyllo dough from end-to-end, thoroughly coating.

Use pastry brush on phyllo dough

Arrange tomato slices on phyllo dough in rows, leaving a one to two inch crust around all four sides of the pan. Sprinkle the top of the tomatoes with the thinly sliced red onions. Add the very thinly (or minced) shallots on top of the tomatoes and red onions, distributing evenly. Sprinkle the tablespoon of olive oil on top of the vegetables. Add the feta cheese.

prepared tomato tart

Place baking sheet in center rack of oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, until crust turns a light golden brown.

best tomato tart recipe cooked

Remove from oven, sprinkle with dried oregano and basil let cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

slice best tomato tart

Storage & Reheating Options

This tomato tart stores well, tightly covered in an airtight container for about 3 days in the refrigerator. To reheat, place on baking sheet, on parchment paper at 400 degrees for 4 minutes.

Microwave reheating is not recommended as this will make the phyllo dough soggy and unpleasant.

Alternately, you can reheat this dish in the air fryer if you have one. Simply preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees on the “air crisp” setting, and place an individual slice onto a piece of parchment paper and set it in the air fryer basket for 3-4 minutes, or until the tart has heated to your liking.

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Course: Appetizer & Snack Recipes, Lunch & Dinner RecipesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

30

minutes

This is the best tomato tart recipe for that crop of those end-of-summer vine ripened tomatoes fresh from the garden.

Ingredients

  • 5-6 fresh vine-ripened tomatoes* see note

  • 1 package phyllo dough, thawed

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

  • 1/4 cup red onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon shallot, very thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line 9 1/2 inch by 13 inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Rinse tomatoes thoroughly and slice horizontally, about one-half-inch thick. Set aside.
  • Working quickly but carefully, unroll phyllo dough from package and spread out onto parchment paper.
  • Using pastry brush, very gently sweep melted butter along all of phyllo dough from end-to-end, thoroughly coating.
  • Arrange tomato slices on phyllo dough in rows, leaving a one to two inch crust around all four sides of the pan.
  • Sprinkle the top of the tomatoes with the thinly sliced red onions.
  • Add the very thinly (or minced) shallots on top of the tomatoes and red onions, distributing evenly.
  • Sprinkle the olive oil on top of the vegetables.
  • Add the feta cheese.
  • Place baking sheet in center rack of oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, until crust turns a light golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

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