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Vegan Valentines dinner: heart tomato tart
So if you are in love this Valentine's day or just hungry try this recipe. It's so simple and easy to make and a real treat.
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My aim was to come up with something super easy and delicious that doesn't need a lot of ingredients and makes cooking easier. But sometimes it's really the simple things that work best. It's tempting to add some cashew creme to this tart or even a tahini dressing, but trust me, you don't need it. The flavour work together so well you wont' be missing anything.
If you are looking for a protein boost then you can always add pine nuts on top as well.
This recipe is a real looking. Even when before going into the oven this tart just looks so delicious and tasty. Let me know your thoughts below in the comments.
INGREDIENTS (4 tarts - 2 portions):
- 1 courgette
- 1 pack of cherry tomatoes
- 1 pack of large tomatoes
- 1 large shallot or red onion
- Black olives
- 2 puff pastry sheets
- Tomato paste
- Garlic power/minced garlic
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
- Olive oil
- Pine nuts
Finely slice 1 courgette, cherry tomatoes, large tomatoes 1 large shallot (or red onion) and some black olives (best are kala mate olives).
Then roll out a puff pastry sheet and use a large bowl to cut out a circle - the circle shape is optional, but it looks better. Don't throw away the excess dough but place it betweent two baking sheets and roll it out with a rolling pin (or any bottle) until you get the same thickness as before and then cut out another circle.
Spread 1 heaped tbsp of tomato paste on each circle (don't use too much, otherwise the puff pastry will be soggy). Then season some garlic powder (it's easier) or fresh minced garlic) and a good amount of sea salt.
Now add the courgette slices. Create a hear shape using the different varieties of tomatoes. Place some black olives either inside the heart or around the heart shape and then also add some shallots on top of the courgette slices.
Season with salt and black pepper and drizzle a generous amount of olive oil on top (if you don't add olive oil the veggies will dry out).
For extra protein you can always add some pine nuts as well.
Bake in the preheated oven at 180C (360F) for 25min.
Take out of the oven (optionally add some basil leaves) and enjoy!
And if you like this recipe, why don't you also check out my last year's Valentine's day dinner recipe here - red wine quinoa.