Hello everyone, welcome to my latest recipe for this delicious Gluten and Dairy Free Roasted Tomato and Basil Tart.

Hope you have all had a good week so far.  I’m actually at home this weekend and catching up with family today.

All of a sudden there seems to be Christmas stuff everywhere in the shops.  One part of me is thinking this is too early and the other part is enjoying the new free from Christmas food that I’ve spotted.  I must admit I have had the gluten free and vegan mince pie from Costa already.

Today’s recipe would make a lovely light lunch or can be served as an appetiser.  I’ve included a recipe for making the pastry but if you want to save time I believe you can get a gluten and dairy free pastry sheet from most supermarkets.

If you have more of a sweet tooth I’ve got a similar recipe coming up with caramelised pears.

roasted tomato tart

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Roasted Tomato and Basil Tart (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 20 mins Rest Time 60 mins Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


A pastry tart topped with roasted tomatoes and fresh basil


For the pastry:

For the filling:


  1. Weigh out the dairy free spread and then place in the freezer for 15 minutes to make sure it is really cold
  2. Cut into cubes
  3. Place the flour, salt and dairy free spread in a food processor
  4. Pulse about 5 times so the dairy free spread is broken up but still visible
  5. Turn the food processor on so it is running on a low setting
  6. Gradually pour in the cold water
  7. Scoop into a ball, wrap in cling film and leave to chill in the fridge for an hour (it will stay fresh in the fridge for about 5 days in case you want to make in advance)
  8. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  9. Place the tomatoes, garlic and a drizzle of oil into a casserole dish and roast in the oven for 10 minutes
  10. Roll out until the dough is about 5mm thick
  11. Cut into 4 equal sized rectangles and place on a lined baking sheet
  12. Lightly score a border 1 cm from the edge of each rectangle
  13. Prick the middle with a fork
  14. Bake for 8 minutes then remove from the oven and press down the middle rectangle, this will give you room to fill the tart
  15. Mix together the egg yolk, the cream cheese, oregano, grated cheese and seasoning
  16. Divide among the tarts and top with the roasted tomatoes
  17. Brush the pastry edges with the beaten egg
  18. Return to the oven or 10 minutes or until the pastry is golden
  19. Add some fresh basil before serving
Keywords: basil, pastry, tomatoes
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