Celebrate the summer tomato with this delicious tart from A Spicy Perspective. For this recipe, use the best and freshest tomatoes you can find. I suggest picking up a variety of heirloom tomatoes from your local farmer's market. Serve this summer tomato tart with a side salad for the perfect lunch.
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, diced
2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes, rinsed and dried
1/2 cup basil leaves, divided
1/4 cup chopped green onions
5 1/2 cups sharp provolone, grated (or fontina)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit.
In a food processor, combine the flour, butter, cornstarch and one-fourth teaspoon salt. Pulse the mixture until it is in very tiny bits.
Add one egg and pulse until a dough forms. This dough is rather tough but, it does come together nicely.
Gather the dough into a ball. Then press the dough in to the tart pan, covering every bit. (You could, roll the dough out to a 12-inch circle, if you want.) Crimp the edges, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.