Fast Recipes

Tarte à la tomate

This bright red tomato tart is quick to make and perfect for your autumn picnic spread.
Tarte à la tomate

Tarte à la tomate

William Meppem

Make the most of end-of-season tomatoes in this delicious tart – perfect for a picnic spread.




1.Preheat oven to 220C. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 25cm x 35cm rectangle. Spread with mustard, leaving a 1.5cm border. Scatter with Gruyère, shallot and herbs, then layer the tomato slices on top, slightly overlapping. Fold in pastry edges to form a border, scatter with herb sprigs and drizzle with olive oil. Season to taste and bake until golden brown (20-25 minutes). Cool briefly and serve with green leaf and shallot salad.

We used Carême Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry, available in select supermarkets and delicatessens.


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