Heirloom tomato and roasted garlic tart



15 min


1 h 5 min



Heirloom tomato and roasted garlic tart

Photo, Erik Putz.

When markets brim with the red, yellow and pink hues of cherry, beefsteak and heirloom tomatoes, here’s how to welcome them back into your kitchen.


  • 1 whole garlic head
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil , divided
  • 1 sheet PC Butter Puff Pastry , thawed
  • 1 cup quark cheese
  • 4 tsp finely chopped chives
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 400 g heirloom tomatoes , various sizes and colours, sliced or halved
  • sea salt , (optional)
  • pepper , (optional)
  • fresh basil leaves
  • mircogreens or baby arugula


  • PREHEAT oven to 400F, then line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • CUT off and discard top of garlic. Place bulb on a large piece of foil. Drizzle with 1 tsp of the oil, then wrap with foil. Roast until garliccloves are soft, about 50 min.
  • ROLL puff pastry to a 14 × 10-in. rectangle on a lightly floured surface, then  place on prepared sheet. Prick pastry all over with a fork. Refrigerate for 15 min.
  • BAKE until golden brown, about 12 min. Let cool on a rack for 20 min.
  • SQUEEZE garlic from bulb into a bowl. Mash into a paste with a fork, then stir in quark, chives, 1 tbsp oil, salt and pepper. Spread over pastry, leaving a border. Arrange tomatoes on top and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Drizzle with remaining 2 tsp of oil, then garnish with basil and microgreens.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 184,
  • Protein
  • 6 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15 g,
  • Fat
  • 11 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 246 mg.

Kitchen Tip: Quark is a low-fat, spreadable cheese with a tangy finish.

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