Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomato Tart

I’m in love, and yes, my husband knows all about it. It’s quite scandalous indeed. I did have this long running affair with chocolate, but recently my affections have been directed elsewhere and my husband is to blame.

He just returned from a trip to visit his cousin Gerry in Petaluma, California. While he was there they went to a farm where they could pick their own produce, and he brought me home several bags filled with a variety of fruits and vegetables. In fact, one entire bag was just filled with the most gorgeous selection of heirloom tomatoes. So, needless to say we’ve had a real “tomato fest” at the house this week. Heirloom tomatoes are at their peak of perfection in these summer months and these were sweet and full of flavor.

For dinner my husband made mahi mahi with roasted tomatoes, I made this Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart, and my son Erik made a tomato tartare. Erik is a chef at an upscale Los Angeles restaurant and my husband and I were dazzled by what he created with the tomatoes. I’m a proud mama!

The Heirloom TomatoTart is a great combination of flavors and textures. What could be bad about a crumbly pastry crust, creamy goat cheese and sweet heirloom tomatoes. If you don’t have access to heirloom tomatoes, certainly you can use any variety you have. But, if you’re looking for flavor, the heirloom is your best bet.

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomato Tart

From Williams-Sonoma

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Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomatoes

“Chef Erik”

“Chef Erik’s” tomato tartare

Recipe: Intermediate

42 thoughts on “Heirloom Tomato Tart

  1. Hi Mama S – this could be my favorite post of yours!! You better make this for me next time we are together – Looks DELICIOUS!!! I want it NOW!!! xo

  2. Oh my goodness, this is indeed one of your best ever!! This is just beautiful. Because I’m not feeling great at the moment and I have both the heirloom tomatoes and basil my garden and goat’s cheese in my fridge, I’m going to take your wonderful filling and put it in puff pastry for a faster version tonight! True elegant comfort food. Love the photo of your son!

  3. If you can suggest what I can use rather than do my own pastry (a crime, I know) I’m all in for the tart. We East-Coasters are equally blessed with tomatoes and must hurry to take full advantage of the current crop at the farmers’ markets.

  4. Wow! Being in the last days of winter here, I’m thoroughly in love with the ‘idea’ of beautiful heirloom tomatoes at their height in summer! Such gorgeous pictures and beautiful, gorgeous colours! May I add the Tomato Tartare looks phenomenal and yes, I’d be proud if anyone served me something so lovely too :)

  5. This looks delicious I would love to try this and find something to take the place of goat cheese. I am not a fan of any cheese other than cheddar, but man this looks so simple to make especially for someone busy like me..Im on weight watchers and Im sure the points are low on this.

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