Provencale Tomato and Tapenade tart

London seems to have forgotten how to Summer this year. Sure, they were a few heatwave-type days, but those were a while back, and since then, it’s been mostly dark clouds and rain and wind.

Since the weather has been failing me, I had to turn to some other methods to get my daily dose of Summer. Which might explain why I’ve baked variations of my mum’s tomato tart every week for the past month or so…

Provencale Tomato and Tapenade Tarte Fine | Cake + WhiskyThis tomato & tapenade version might be one of my favourite variations sofar.

Juicy ripe tomato, punchy tapenade and melt-in-the-mouth pastry… you’ll want a large slice of this one (and it takes minutes to put it together… #WinWin)!

Provencale Tomato and Tapenade Tarte Fine | Cake + Whisky

Ingredients: 1 portion of shortcrust pastry (you can make your own or buy it in the supermarket), about 100g of black olive tapenade (I bought mine from the Borough Olives stall at the Borough Market), 4-6 ripe tomatoes (depending on the size of your tart tin), salt, cracked black pepper, dried thyme (or any other herb you like).

Roll your pastry on a lightly floured surface. Line your tart tin and cut the excess pastry.

Provencale Tomato and Tapenade Tarte Fine | Cake + Whisky

Provencale Tomato and Tapenade Tarte Fine | Cake + Whisky

Provencale Tomato and Tapenade Tarte Fine | Cake + Whisky

Provencale Tomato and Tapenade Tarte Fine | Cake + Whisky

Spread the tapenade over the bottom of the pastry.

Provencale Tomato and Tapenade Tarte Fine | Cake + Whisky

Slice your tomatoes.

Provencale Tomato and Tapenade Tarte Fine | Cake + Whisky

Arrange the tomato slices accross the top in a circular pattern.

Provencale Tomato and Tapenade Tarte Fine | Cake + Whisky

Provencale Tomato and Tapenade Tarte Fine | Cake + Whisky

Sprinkle with a pinch of salt, some cracked black pepper and a generous helping of dried thyme.

Provencale Tomato and Tapenade Tarte Fine | Cake + Whisky

Bake for about 30 minutes at 180°C or until the tomatoes look golden.

Provencale Tomato and Tapenade Tarte Fine | Cake + Whisky

Serve hot or cold with a green salad.

What’s your favourite lazy-cook-friendly summer recipe? 

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15 Comments

  1. 09-08-2015 / 9:41 AM

    Love the tapenade base😊

    • 10-08-2015 / 10:39 AM

      I usually used mustard but couldn’t resist buying tapenade at the Borough Market the other day and that just seemed like a pairing too good to resist!
      Sandra x

    • 10-08-2015 / 10:40 AM

      True. But that would be such a waist because it tastes just as good as it looks! 😜
      Sandra x

    • 10-08-2015 / 10:41 AM

      oh oh… #sorrynotsorry
      Sandra x

    • 10-08-2015 / 10:41 AM

      Go for it and let me know how it goes!
      Sandra x

  2. trucvert
    09-08-2015 / 6:43 PM

    July was so rubbish, weather wise, wasn’t it?! Glad you can bring back summer with food, love your food styling on this too!

    • 10-08-2015 / 10:42 AM

      Hopefully August will be a biiiiit better? *crosses fingers* Either way I’m going home in France for a few day and fully intend to eat my weight in tomatoes!
      Thanks for the kind words.
      Sandra x

  3. 10-08-2015 / 7:06 AM

    How pretty! I’ve pinned this to try another time – I have a friend who adores tapenade who would gobble this up, I am sure!

    • 10-08-2015 / 10:43 AM

      Thanks for the kind word Claire! So glad you enjoyed the idea! Let me know how it turns out to be when you try it out!
      Sandra x

    • 10-08-2015 / 6:30 PM

      Je me suis dis que j’allais t’aider à accomplir tes 25 for 25… Donc maintenant, tu me dois une tarte à la tomate!
      Sandra x

      • 21-08-2015 / 2:07 PM

        Miam miam, pas de souci, je te revaudrai ça 😉 xx