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Monday, August 19, 2019

Tomato Basil Feta Tart

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Tomato Basil Feta Tart features a flaky puff pastry tart with a whipped feta spread, the most flavorful tomatoes and fresh basil leaves for a tasty appetizer or side dish!

Tomato Basil Feta Tart features a flaky puff pastry tart with a whipped feta spread, the most flavorful tomatoes and fresh basil leaves for a tasty appetizer or side dish! www.nutritionistreviews.com #tomato #tomatoes #feta #basil #tart #appetizer #sidedish #vegetarian
This year, our garden took longer than ever to produce tomatoes. Typically, we have tomatoes at the beginning of July (I think), but this year, it was August before we got any! Adalyn and I were checking the garden daily for the green tomatoes to ripen, and finally, we found some. I wanted to make this tomato basil feta tart to showcase our gorgeous tomatoes and to use some of the season's best produce in a delicious and unique way. This recipe focuses on including ingredients that help with cholesterol. A clinical study showed Mazola® Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.com.

Sliced cherry tomatoesFor the feta part of the tart, I made a whipped feta dip so that it would easily spread on the crispy puff pastry crust. It is so tasty! You can eat this feta dip just as an appetizer with crackers or veggies, as well. I highly recommend using the best tomatoes that you can find for this recipe. No pink winter tomatoes with no flavor, please!

Tomato tart
When making recipes, I almost always like to make them lighter. In the past, Troy's cholesterol has tested high and therefore, we make sure to make nutritious choices to help keep his cholesterol in check. I cook very healthy foods, for the most part. He is young and he exercises, but for a few years, his cholesterol has been high. September is Cholesterol Awareness Month, and as a dietitian, I love focusing on all aspects of health, especially those that are affected by nutrition.  
Tomato basil tartFor this recipe, I used Mazola Corn Oil, which can be used for many types of recipes and is cholesterol free. Mazola Corn Oil is an all-purpose, cholesterol free cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy* choice for your family. *See Mazola.com for more information on the relationship between corn oil and heart health. It has a variety of uses including baking, grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing.

tomato feta tart

It has a variety of uses include baking, grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing. I enjoy focusing on including heart healthy fats in my diet and reducing saturated fat when possible.

tomato feta tart
I enjoy focusing on including heart-healthy fats in my diet and reducing saturated fat when possible.


Tomato Basil Feta Tart
To lighten up my recipe a bit, I made a few swaps. I used low-fat feta cheese and neufchatel cream cheese instead of regular cream cheese and full-fat feta. I also used tons of fresh tomatoes instead of heavier ingredients. Instead of adding salt to the recipe, I used super flavorful tomatoes, fresh basil and black pepper for a heart-healthy swap. I also used the Mazola Corn Oil instead of butter.

tomato tart dish

Tomato Basil Feta Tart

Tomato Basil Feta Tart features a flaky puff pastry tart with a whipped feta spread, the most flavorful tomatoes and fresh basil leaves for a tasty appetizer or side dish!
Yield: serves 10 

Tomato Basil Feta Tart

Tomato Basil Feta Tart features a flaky puff pastry tart with a whipped feta spread, the most flavorful tomatoes and fresh basil leaves for a tasty appetizer or side dish!
Prep Time:  5 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 20 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package puff pastry 
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Whipped Feta Dip
  • 2 ounces low-fat feta cheese
  • 2 ounces neufchatel cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Mazola Corn Oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Juice from 1/4 lemon

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lay puff pastry on a baking sheet. Poke a couple of holes in it with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes until cooked through and crispy. Remove from oven and let cool- at least until it isn't very hot.
  2. In a food processor, blend together all ingredients for whipped feta dip.
  3. Spread feta dip over cooled puff pastry. Lay sliced tomatoes all over and top with basil leaves and black pepper. 
  4. Can enjoy as is or heat tomatoes in the oven for 5 minutes.
  5. Slice and enjoy. Can be enjoyed warm or cool.
Enjoy!

Check out more appetizer recipes:

Tomato Pesto Cream Cheese Crostini
The Ultimate Cheese Board
Greek Appetizer Platter
Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos
Wedge Salad Dip
Fall Cheese Board

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