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Tomato olive tart

Total Time
50 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
A herby scone base is topped with cherry tomatoes, olives and a little Parmesan cheese to make a fabulous savoury tart.
Ingredients

Plain White Flour

200 g

Salt

1 pinch

Margarine, Soft

50 g

Oregano, Dried

2 teaspoons, level, or dried mixed herbs

Water

1 tablespoons, chilled, to mix

Tomato Purèe

2 tablespoons, level

Onion(s)

1 medium, red, thinly sliced

Cherry Tomatoes

8 individual, halved

Olives, in Brine

12 individual, drained

Black pepper

teaspoons

Olive Oil

2 teaspoons

Parmesan Cheese

20 g, shavings, or finely grated

Dried Basil

4 leaf/leaves, large, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6/200°C/fan oven 180°C/400°F.
  2. Put the flour, salt, margarine and mixed herbs into a large mixing bowl. Using your fingertips, rub the margarine into the flour until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add just enough chilled water (3-4 tbsp) to make a soft (but NOT sticky) dough. Bring the dough together and knead lightly for a few seconds.
  3. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface using a floured rolling pin, into a circle measuring 30cm in diameter, trimming if necessary. Lift onto a baking sheet and pinch the edges together between your forefingers and thumbs to form a narrow rim.
  4. Spread the tomato puree over the surface of the tart. Arrange the red onion, tomatoes and olives evenly on top. Season, then sprinkle with the olive oil. Transfer to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tart is cooked.
  5. Serve whilst warm, topped with shavings of Parmesan cheese and basil leaves.

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