Tuesday's Letters Eat 35: 'T' is for Tomato Mustard Tart

This is Stephanie Alexander's tart recipe.  Tomatoes are not at their best here, but I think this will be a nice tart to add to my repertoire. And I am using frozen puff pastry so it is easy as well.

The recipe asks for the tomatoes to be seeded, but the variety I bought was not very seeded or moist. If they were otherwise, I would have made the effort as the extra juice could make the pastry soggy.

I used spring onions, or green onions, and not proper shallots. There is a lot of debate here about the difference between shallots and spring onions: I say use whatever you like best.

I did wonder how this would taste, but it's delicious and moreish. The mustard has a slightly sweet undertone which goes perfectly with the slightly acid tomatoes and the fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil. This is very quick and it looks as if you have gone to much more trouble than you really have. I will be taking this to my Sewing group for supper. Yum!!!


 Tomato and Mustard Tart  

  • 10-12 slices of tomato, seeded
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, defrosted
  • 1 tbspn Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbspn finely chopped shallots
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 tbspn fresh basil leaves, chopped

Drain the tomato on kitchen paper for an hour.

You say tomato
Preheat oven to 220*C.

Say mustard
Cut a 20cm circle from the pastry and place on a lined tray. Prick all over with a fork.

Spread pastry with mustard and bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and scatter over the shallots. Arrange the tomato slices, season and drizzle with the olive oil.

I say tomato
Bake for a further 10 minutes. Top with the chopped basil leaves.

Tomato and Mustard Tart



If only the kids loved tomates! Sounds delicious. Guess I'll just have to eat it all myself :)

Thanks for the recipe. Cannot wait to try it!


Something savoury. Thank you. It looks delicious.


Oh! I have to save this recipe for next year's tomato season!! I can't wait to try it, I just know I will love it.

Judy Edmonds

Oh the deliciousness! Must try this ASAP!!


Will make yummy tart on weekend! your dyed fabric has worked beautifully, what a fantastic idea!


oh stephanie. she has the ability to make the simplest things look amazing. this is a great idea for my left over tomatoes that are ripening too quickly. and will be amazing with the new season ones. yum!


oh, YUM! and seems quite simple to make?

I'll be giving this a whirl as the weather warms up, for sure!

thanks for sharing xx


Looks delicious!


I'm a mustard fiend. This sounds gorgeous.

ps can you tell I'm catching up on lots of blog reading at once?

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