Tomato and Basil Pesto Parmesan Tart

Tomato and Basil Pesto Parmesan Tart

Not too long ago I made a zucchini and sun dried tomato pesto parmesan puff pastry tart that I really enjoyed! I particularly liked how well the pesto worked on the tart and I could not help but think about how other pestos would also be fantastic on tarts. With all of the perfectly ripe local field tomatoes at the farmers market right now along with the recent inspiration to use basil pesto in a caprese salad I knew exactly what my next tart would be, a tomato and basil pesto tart. Tomato and freshly made basil pesto is one of those great flavour combinations and it was absolutely amazing on a bed of light, flaky and buttery pastry! The tomatoes slightly roasted on the top of the tart intensifying their flavour even more.

Tomato and Basil Pesto Parmesan Tart

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 sheet puff pastry (thawed according to the packages directions)
1/2 cup basil pesto
1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano (grated)
2 large ripe field tomatoes (thinly sliced)
1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:
1. Roll the puff pastry out to a 16x10 inch rectangle.
2. Score a line around the puff pastry 1/2 inch from the edge.
3. Spread the pesto over the center of the dough and top with the parmigiano reggiano.
4. Arrange the tomato slices in a single layer on top of the pesto and parmigiano reggiano.
5. Brush the outside 1/2 inch of the pastry with the oil.
6. Bake in a preheated 400F oven until the pastry is golden brown, about 15-25 minutes.

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37 comments:

Satya said...

Hi Kevin,
I totally agree with you,tomato and freshly made basil pesto is a superb combination...love your tart..looks so yummy n inviting

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

lakeviewer said...

It sounds delicious, and as good as it looks.
I love how pesto gives the dough that extra flavor.

愛 - ちゃん said...

Those looks really good! I love the combination of cheese and tomato.

Zoe Sotet Art Studio said...

Ohhhhh! This looks/sounds so good!

I don't have a single one of the ingredients to make this, but next grocery day for sure!

Gloria said...

I love tomato and basil, yours look nice and tasty! gloria

Julie said...

I adore everything in this tart...this sounds just perfect.

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Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A marvelous tart! Delicious flavors.

Cheers,

Rosa

Healthy and Homemade said...

I just so happen to have fresh basil and tomato. This looks delicious. I love that it's simple, but using puff pastry always makes a dish so decadent.

Kim @ Two Good Cookies said...

We're having some vegetarian friends over for dinner on Friday and I've been looking for an appetizer. Done. And how. This looks incredible!

Paula said...

wow, I just can`t stop looking at this tart!

Joanne said...

The flavors in here are so bright and simple, and because of that the tart must be so delicious.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

the tart looks beautiful!

Becca said...

This totally reminds me of a glamorous take on Pizza - I would love to serve this at a dinner party as a take on comfort food.

Becca

We Are Not Martha said...

I love stuff like this! But I'm pretty sure I'd eat the entire thing in one sitting. I have a pesto problem!

Sues

Kelly said...

That looks absolutely gorgeous. I think anything that includes tomatoes and basil is a winner this time of year.

Ana Powell said...

Lovely and thin as I like.
So perfect ♥

Anonymous said...

Hey Kevin! Looks terrific! I make something similar though I use pizza dough. During the summer I make fresh basil cubes (4 cups fresh basil, 1 cup evoo) put in processor, then freeze in ice cube trays. I always use this on the (for me yeast) base of my pizzas! Yours is so decadent!!! But yummy. Why don't any of your foodie-followers ever MAKE your wonderful recipes? I do.:) ciao. fleur.

City Share said...

That looks delicious! I have a bunch of tomatoes from my CSA. This just might be the perfect way to eat them up.

Marjie said...

It's an easy take on pizza! I love it!

Muneeba said...

that looks elegant and super delicious! love savory puff pastry tarts ... and am really inspired by yours!

S. said...

That looks fantastic. I love anything with basil pesto -- delicious!

RamblingTart said...

You make the best tarts EVER, Kevin. :-) I absolutely love them, especially because they're so versatile and set my imagination whirring for other combinations. :-)

TheBasilBee said...

I have so many tomatoes right now from my garden and my fiancee loves zucchini so i might try and mix the zucchini and tomatoe tart you have made. Thanks so much for the recipe!

bellini valli said...

Puff pastry..check...heirloom tomatoes..check....pesto...CHECK!

MissAlyssa said...

wow this looks amazing!

Recipe for Delicious said...

Great minds think alike, Kevin. I made pretty much exactly this a couple of days ago. Puff pastry is the greatest thing to have in the freezer!

Tanvi said...

Hello Kevin,
You have a lovely food blog!And the clicks are suuuper!
First time here!
This tart is a treat to the eyes!Loved the red tomatoes and green basil contrast!
Hey do visit me sometime!

Pam said...

Stunning!

Ashley J said...

OMG so glad I stumbled across your blog! The recipes look like I can actually do them and it is making me super hungry and I also have a teeny kitchen!

http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

Magic of Spice said...

Wonderful tart,looks delightful :)

Jamie said...

I love your tarts and have been in the mood to bake one myself with tomatoes. This with pesto is perfect!

Jeanne @ CookSister! said...

Oh wow - that looks glorious! Love these easy peasy tarts so packed with flavour!

Margaret said...

I've been making a lot of tomato tarts as well but haven't used pesto on one yet. I'll try yours. It looks wonderful! Thanks!
http://www.envierecipes.com/2010/08/in-mood-for-tomato-tarts.html

Edith said...

Yum! Looks really good :)

TheBasilBee said...

I tried this recipe over the weekend and it was super quick to put together and tasted great...I'm going to use this as an appetizer for some friends that are coming over for dinner this week...Thanks!

Roz said...

Sounds even better than a simple pie or tart with the addition of the pesto! Thanks for all of your inspiration!

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