This tomato tart came about because I bought a box of 40 heirloom tomatoes from the Farmers' Market - Alhambra for only $5. Since I had yellow, orange, and red tomatoes, I had to show them off.
I originally wanted to use puff pastry, but it was more expensive than the phyllo. Plus, the phyllo could also be used for the Mushroom Cream Cheese Phyllo Bundles. In the end, I think the phyllo was a nice crispy contrast to the softness of the tomatoes. The asparagus I also had on hand because I made Bacon-wrapped Asparagus for the baby shower. And lastly, a bit of feta cheese crumbled on top and a dash or two of dried thyme rounded everything out nicely.
Tomato Asparagus Feta Phyllo Tart
For one tart, you'll need:
3 tomatoes, sliced thinly
2 asparagus spears
1 tblsp feta cheese
1/4 tsp dried thyme
Gorgeous! All those tomatoes for only $5!
Stack about a dozen phyllo sheets on top of each other.
Thinly slice three tomatoes and layer them in a row.
Add a couple of asparagus spears in between the rows of tomatoes. Crumble about a tablespoon of feta cheese over the tomatoes. I find feta cheese plenty salty, but if you require more, add a pinch or so of salt. Then sprinkle dried thyme over the whole thing.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 to 30 minutes until the phyllo is golden to your liking.
I used a pizza cutter to slice the tart into squares for serving.
Other dishes served at this baby shower:
Bruschetta al Pomodoro (Italian Tomato Bruschetta)
Hong Kong-Style Tomato Borscht
Mushroom Cream Cheese Phyllo Bundles
1 year ago today, Green Tea Soba (Japanese Buckwheat Noodles) with Almond Butter.
2 years ago today, Yang Chow-style Fried Rice.
3 years ago today, I welcomed the Year of the Pig with a Feta and Cheddar Cheese Fondue dinner.