Mixed tomato & cheese tart,  with parsley salad

Mixed tomato & cheese tart, with parsley salad

A rustic and easy vegetarian tart just right for the end of a summer’s day or weekend lunch. Cooking the pastry before the topping goes on will save any soggy bottom situations. Add a side of boiled new potatoes for the bigger appetites.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook35 mins
  • Total time50 mins

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Ingredients

  • ½ 320g pack Jus-Rol All Butter Puff Pastry Sheet
  • 150g Essential Italian Ricotta
  • 50g Pecorino Romano DOP, finely grated
  • 25g pack flat leaf parsley, stalks trimmed
  • 2 x 250g packs mixed baby tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp Italian extra virgin olive oil, plus 2 tbsp for drizzling
  • 2 tbsp glaze with balsamic vinegar
  • 120g pack baby leaf salad, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7. Lay the pastry on a baking tray and score a 2cm border around the edge. Prick the middle area with a fork, then bake for 10 minutes.

  2. Mix the ricotta with almost all of the grated pecorino. Finely chop the parsley stalks and add them in. When the tart has had its 10 minutes, remove from the oven. Press down the middle section of the pastry with the back of a spoon. Dot it with the ricotta mix, then spread it out.

  3. Scatter the tomatoes over the top (mostly cut-side up), season, drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is puffed, crisp and golden.

  4. Meanwhile, mix 2 tbsp olive oil and the balsamic glaze together. Season. Pick the parsley leaves and toss with the bag of salad and the dressing. Serve with the tart, in slices.

Cook’s tip

If the edges of the pastry look like they might over brown towards the end of the cooking time, cover them with foil and continue, as the base will need the full 20-25 minutes.

Nutritional

Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

2,463kJ/ 592kcals

Fat

40g

Saturated Fat

20g

Carbohydrates

41g

Sugars

11g

Fibre

3g

Protein

14g

Salt

0.9g

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