A delicious savoury tart with mozzarella, perfect for a buffet or as a starter, and ideal for vegetarian guests. This is also a great idea if you are wanting to make cocktail snacks, just use small muffin pans.

tomato-tart 1 cup flour
Pinch of salt
50g butter, cubed
1 egg yolk
±2T ice cold water

150g mozzarella, thinly sliced
500g punnet medium roma tomatoes, halved, or 4 large tomatoes, peeled and thickly sliced
1 packet basil leaves
±2T olive oil
3 large cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
2T stale breadcrumbs
2T grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 190°C. Grease a 23cm flan tin.

  1. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Rub the butter into the flour to create a breadcrumb consistency. Add the egg yolk and mix in well, then add the cold water to make a dough that just comes together. Place in a plastic packet and allow to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Roll the pastry out and carefully press into the prepared flan tin. Prick well with a fork and bake in a preheated oven for about 10 minutes, or until firm. Remove from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 180°C. Allow to cool.


  1. Arrange the mozzarella slices over the base.
  2. Top with a layer of tomato, cut side up (overlapping slightly if using large tomatoes).
  3. Dip the basil leaves in the olive oil and arrange on the tomatoes, together with the garlic slices. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Mix together the breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese, and sprinkle over the top.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for about 40 minutes. Serve at room temperature.

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