Tomato tart with poppy seed crust and goat cheese

Tomato tart with poppy seed crust and goat cheese – buttery poppy seed and thyme crust, colorful cherry and kumata tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese

Tomato tart with poppy seed crust and goat cheese - buttery poppy seed and thyme crust, colorful cherry and kumata tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

It’s been quite a while since I shared a savory dish, a couple of months, since my version of rice and beans and a year since I last shared  my favorite cherry tomatoes quiche recipe, but this Tomato tart with poppy-seed crust  is worth breaking my pattern of bread and sweets.

Would you like to see more savory dishes here?

As you might imagine it all started with a trip to the Farmers Market where I found some beautiful and colorful cherry and kumato tomatoes.

If you have never had Kumato tomatoes, let me tell you they have a dark red-brown color and are sweeter than regular tomatoes.

Cherry and kumato Tomatoes | Roxanashomebaking.com

Usually I’d just pop them in my mouth one by one every time I’d open the fridge but this time was different, I just wanted something different.

I remembered a while back I made a cheese tomato tart from a cookbook I bought from my trip to Hilton Head and the crust was so good I could have eaten it alone.

Tomato tart with poppy seed crust and goat cheese - buttery poppy seed and thyme crust, colorful cherry and kumata tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

The poppy seeds were a nice touch to the buttery crust. You know, the secret to the perfect tart crust is the chilled butter.

I usually take it out of the fridge, cut it into cubes and put it back in the fridge for another hour or so.

Makes such a big difference. Also, always use icy-cold water and don’t forget to chill the dough before baking it.

Tomato tart with poppy seed crust and goat cheese - buttery poppy seed and thyme crust, colorful cherry and kumata tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

I baked my tart in a 12X4 inch tart pan but you can use a regular 9 inch round pie pan or make individual tarts in mini pans or using a cupcake pan.

Either way, bake this tomato tart before the summer’s end.

Tomato tart with poppy seed crust and goat cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: one 12X4 tart pan

Tomato tart with poppy seed crust and goat cheese

Tomato tart with poppy seed crust and goat cheese - buttery poppy seed and thyme crust, colorful cherry and kumata tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese. A great summer treat.

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 1 1/2 cup (180grams) all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 7 tbsp (100 grams) cold butter, cubed
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp ground dried thyme
  • 2-3 tbsp icy-cold water
  • Filling
  • 6 medium size tomatoes
  • 4-6 oz (113-168 grams) cherry tomatoes
  • 3 oz (84 grams) goat cheese

Instructions

    To make the crust
  1. Sift the flour and salt and add to the food processor bowl. Add the poppy seed and thyme and pulse once.
  2. Add the cubed butter and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of icy-cold water and pulse a couple of times until the dough comes together. If needed add more water (few more drops up to a tablespoon)
  4. Take the dough out of the food processor and with your fingers press the dough into the baking pan.
  5. Cover with plastic foil and chill for about 1 hour.
  6. In the meantime, slice the medium size tomatoes and leave them on a board for the water to drain.
  7. Heat the oven to 400F.
  8. Placed the sliced tomatoes over the buttery crust in a zig-zag and fill the rest of the crust with the small cherry tomatoes.
  9. Crumble the goat cheese over the tomatoes, sprinkle some salt and pepper on top and bake for 40 minutes.
  10. Enjoy while warm or cold!
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Tomato tart with poppy seed crust and goat cheese - buttery poppy seed and thyme crust, colorful cherry and kumata tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

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Sending love your way,

Roxana

Comments

  1. says

    Beautiful tomato tart Roxana! I will have to look for the Kumato tomatoes at my market. The poppy seeds in your buttery crust add such a lovely touch;-)

  2. Carol | a cup of mascarpone says

    This is a beautiful tart, Roxanna, and looks delicious! The crust recipe is new to me and looks fabulous!

  3. says

    Oh, that looks just wonderful Roxana! I’m looking for inspiration for great tomato dishes too, since ours are beginning to get ripe in the garden – thanks!

  4. says

    What a beautiful tart! That crust is so pretty with the poppy seeds, and Kumato tomatoes look like jewels. This looks like the perfect summer lunch!

  5. Monet says

    I love both savory and sweet dishes, but I’m particularly fond of tarts with tomatoes! Thank you for sharing this with us. Gorgeous and delicious!

  6. says

    What a lovely idea with the poppy seed tart crust! It really adds an extra something to the overall effect of the dish! This one looks delicious, and just perfect for tomato season!

  7. says

    I’ve never seen the dark tomatoes. they look so pretty! the tart is so intriguing and delicate looking with the poppy seeds in the crust.

  8. Lisa says

    This is one stunner of a tart with the rainbow of tomatoes and the poppy seed crust. Love the creamy goat cheese too! I need to hurry and make this soon before all the lovely summer tomatoes go bye bye!

  9. Suzanne Platt (@YouMadeThatblog) says

    I bet this dish is really good the roasted tomatoes with the goat cheese looks fabulous. Sweet or savory your a great cook Roxana!

  10. says

    This looks so colorful and delicious, and your photos are gorgeous! I couldn’t decide if I should pin it to my appetizers or photo inspiration board, so I picked both ;) We’d love to have you share this with us at Saturday Night Fever too! Have a great week :)

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