Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tomato Torta

My sweet next door neighbor gave me some home grown tomatoes and I decided to make this recipe that I had clipped but I had never tried.

Tomato Torta

Place a pie crust in pan, prick with a fork all over bottom and sides and bake 5 minutes at 400 degrees.

Take pan from oven... place two cups of mozzarella cheese in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 tablespoon of dried basil leaves. ( If using fresh basil use 1 1/2 tablespoon.)

Top with sliced tomatoes.( For best results, slice your tomatoes and let them drain a bit on a layer of paper towels.)  Add 1/2 tablespoon of basil leaves.( 1 1/2 T if using fresh basil). Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes.

We have found an olive oil store in Ellijay, Georgia and we had purchased some olive oil infused with balsamic vinegar so I used it to brush the top of my tomatoes.

I served it with a Kale Salad and let me just say this recipe is a keeper.


Sandy said...

Glad you posted how to do this. I need to try this for Jeff. I am not so much a tomato person. I love anything with tomato flavor in it, but just not the tomato itself. I know it is strange. It must be the texture, but Jeff would love this.

Dianna said...

That looks SO good, Arlene! I am thinking that this just may be our supper tonight! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

Arlene Grimm said...

Ladies I think it would have been even better with fresh basil but I did not have any!!

Anonymous said...

Oh YUM! That looks delicious and healthy too Arlene!

Mrs.T said...

I will be trying this! It looks delicious and perfect for summer garden tomatoes. (Not that I have any, but we have a wonderful farm stand nearby.)

Do you ever buy the herbs in a squeeze tube? I think they are called Gourmet Garden and are around $3 per tube, but they last a long time -- long past the expiration date -- and are a great way to keep fresh herbs on hand. I have used both the basil and cilantro and found them wonderfully convenient as well as flavorful.

And that pie plate is very pretty and unusual. Is it handmade?

Arlene Grimm said...

Mrs T I will have to look for those squeeze tubes of herbs. I got that pie plate at Ayers Pottery in Hannibal MO. They also have an online store and I have ordered quite a few pottery pieces from them. Very reasonably priced and beautiful.

sharon said...

Sounds and looks yummy!

Mari said...

That looks so good to me! Unfortunately, Bob doesn't like tomatoes!

Carol said...

Oh, our tomatoes are just ripening now, Arlene--thank you!! My husband will love this :)