Tomato and Mozarella Puff Pastry Tarts

I made these little puff pastry tarts for a picnic at the weekend and oh baby, they were great. They’re super quick and easy to make, use very few ingredients and (best of all) there’s barely any washing up to do afterwards.

Don’t be afraid to change up the toppings; you could try caremalised red onion and goats cheese, or some roasted peppers with feta – anything you fancy or whatever you’ve got in the fridge!

I popped some Growing Underground* Micro Herbs – the Rocket Shoots and some Purple Radish on top for a bit of a peppery kick!

Ingredients

1x Puff pastry sheet
4 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp mixed herbs
1 garlic clove, mashed
Salt and pepper
250g mozzarella
15 cherry tomatoes
1 egg, whisked
2 tbsp pesto (I mixed mine with about 2 tbsp olive oil so it was a good drizzling consistency)
Growing Underground* Purple Radish Shoots
Growing Underground* Micro Rocket

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C Fan
  2. Roll the puff pastry out onto a chopping board and slice into 15 individual tarts. Using a knife, carefully score a square about 1cm in on each square, to create a ‘crust’ and place each tart on two baking paper lined baking trays, with a couple of cm between each
  3. In a bowl mix the tomato puree, worcestershire sauce, mixed herbs, mashed garlic clove and some salt and pepper. Spread a tsp of this tomato paste on each tart, leaving the crust free
  4. Cut your mozzarella into small cubes and sprinkle on each tart
  5. Slice each tomato into 4 and lay them on each tart
  6. Coat the crusts of each tart with the whisked egg using a pastry brush
  7. Bake in the oven for 15-20minutes or until golden, then remove and place on a cooling rack
  8. When you’re ready to serve them, drizzle each tart with some pesto and top with Growing Underground* Rocket and Purple Radish
  9. EAT THOSE TARTS!!

If you’re looking for some seriously great herbs to liven up any dish, make sure you check out Growing Underground*. They’re a Clapham based sustainable farming company that specialises in growing micro greens and salad in the old tube tunnels below Clapham High Street. Their range is available from M&S, Ocado, Wholefoods, Farmdrop and Waitrose.

*The products for this post were gifted to In Defence of Carbs by Growing Underground.

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