Cherry tomato tart


Now I’m back at work I’ve been on the hunt for yummy but easy ideas for lunches, so I’ve been doing a bit of experimenting in the kitchen and come up with a few new recipes.  This cherry tomato tart is the result of  this.  While I do miss being able to just open the cupboards and create whatever I feel like at the time, it has been quite good to try new things again and get creative in the kitchen.   So when time is short, but you want something tasty, nutritious and delicious, this cherry tomato tart is a winner.    I used the delicious Beekist cherry tomatoes which come in a range of colours as they all taste a little different and have beautiful colours too, from red, maroon and orange.

This would also be great for kids school lunch boxes.

Cherry Tomato Tart

1 medium kumara
2 tablespoons pesto
2 zucchini
100g feta cheese
4 large eggs
1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes, cut in half
Salt and pepper
Chopped Italian parsley for garnish

Slice the kumara into thin slices, around 1/4 cm.  Place in a microwaveable bowl and heat for around 3/4 minutes until slightly soft.  Alternatively you could place them in a pot of boiling water.

In a small dish (mine was 20 x 14cm), line the bottom with the partially cooked kumara. You may need to overlap the kumara to cover the bottom.  Spread the pesto over the kumara.

Thinly slice the zucchini lengthways and lay this on top of the kumara.  Crumble over the feta cheese.  Beat the eggs together in a small bowl and pour over the vegetable mixture.  Top with cherry tomatoes.

Bake for 30-40 minutes at 180 degrees Celcius, until cooked through.  Sprinkle over some fresh herbs once cooked