two tarts – tomato basil & tomato cheddar

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers,baking,Happy Hour at Home,recipes,snacks,summertime,Vegan

Roma tomatoes and fresh basil taste like summer. The flavors go so well together in so many ways, and when they’re fresh from the garden, the flavors are simply amazing.




Lately all of my romas and basil go into my juicer, but several weeks ago I needed an appetizer for a party and I wanted to make something with these fresh flavors. These are amazing fresh right out of the oven, and I suggest you have some that way, and they are good later – a perfect portable for a party.

tomato tarts – tomato basil and tomato cheddar

makes 16-18

3 roma tomatoes, sliced
8-9 fresh basil leaves
1/4 cupĀ Teese vegan cheddar, grated/sliced
vegan puff pastry (or this, also vegan)

Roll out puff pastry and cut circles just slightly larger than the tomato slices – this is easily done with a glass. Arrange pastry rounds on prepared cookie sheet, top half with cheddar and half with a basil leaf (or both!). Top all rounds with a tomato slice, bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes, until just slightly brown.


What are your favorite fresh flavors of summer?


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