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Recipe of the Month: Tomato and Basil Tart

Gluten, lactose, milk, nut, peanut, sesame & wheat free


tomato and basil tart aug 21

  • enough Freefrom pastry to line a 20cm tart tin
  • 255g tub of soft cheese alternative
  • 200ml Oatly oat fraiche (or more soft cheese alternative if you can't find it)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • small bunch of chives, snipped quite small
  • 3-4 tomatoes, sliced
  • large handful of basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / Gas 6.
  2. Roll out the pastry to about ½cm thick andline a greased loose bottomed 20cm flan tin.
  3. Cover with baking paper and fill with baking beans.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is firm and then remove the paper and beans.
  5. Return the pastry to the oven and bake for a further 5-10 minutes until the pastry is lightly browned.
  6. Set the pastry case aside to cool.
  7. Mix the soft cheese with the oat fraiche.
  8. Stir in the lemon zest and chives and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Spoon into the cooled pastry and spread evenly.
  10. Lay the tomato slices gently on top of the filling.
  11. Whizz the basil and garlic together with enough oil to make a drizzling consistency.
  12. Add salt and pepper to taste and drizzle over the tomatoes.
  13. Carefully remove the tart from the tin and serve.

Serves 6

 Thanks go to Foods Matter for letting us reproduce this recipe.



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