I recently learned that end of summer is the perfect season for Heirloom Tomatoes and I just so happened to run across Zaynab Issa‘s amazing recipe for a Whipped Feta and Tomato Tart while scrolling on social media last week. It looked so good I had to give it a try! I scurried over to TJ’s and Whole Foods, found a couple of beautiful heirloom tomatoes, and went to work! I added a few touches of my own to the recipe and have been savoring it for the last few days! It was absolutely delectable and I’m so excited to add this to my collection of recipes! You should too!
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 1 sheet Puff Pastry
- 1 small yellow onion (sliced and caramelized)
- 2 pieces of Prosciutto (thinly sliced)
- 4 oz. feta cheese (block)
- 2 tsp. feta crumbles (garnish)
- 2 oz. Plain Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp. olive Oil
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 2-3 Heirloom tomatoes
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp. rinsed capers
- 2 tsp. dill (chopped)
- seasoning of choice
- red pepper chili flakes (optional)
Directions: (Preheat oven to 425)
1.) To caramelize the onions, add 1 Tbsp of olive oil and 1 Tbsp of butter to a medium heated skillet. Add sliced onions and cook until caramelized (about 15-25 minutes depending on size of onion) Stir occasionally. To add more flavor and color, add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar at the very end of the caramelization process.
2.) While onions are cooking, spread out sheet of puff pastry. Score a 1” border around the edge of the puff pastry and use a fork to poke holes throughout the pastry.
3.) Brush the puff pastry with the egg wash. Bake for 15 minutes until puff pastry is a golden brown.
4.) In a blender or food processor, combine 4 oz. feta, 1 Tbsp olive oil, garlic, and yogurt . Blend well, then stir in 1 tsp. of dill.
5.) Once the puff pastry is done, spread the whipped feta mixture over the center of the puff pastry.
6.) Add caramelized onion and slices of prosciutto.
7.) Slice the heirloom tomatoes 1/4 ” thick and add them to the puff pastry. Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper (or seasoning of choice) and red chili flakes.
8.) Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the pastry and put under the broiler for 2 minutes.
9.) Finish the pastry with a sprinkle of rinsed capers, crumbled feta, and the remaining dill. ENJOY!
This tomato tart was an absolute delight to enjoy! The flaky puff pastry was a perfect compliment to the other ingredients and it was very light! I definitely recommend trying this recipe before summer ends and the heirloom tomatoes are out of season. I’m so excited to add this to my recipe arsenal and look forward to impressing my house guests with it! It paired nicely with wine and would be a crowd pleaser for sure! If you try it, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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