Savory Tomato Tart

Savory Tomato Tart is the definition of summer.  When I can go out and pull a tomato off the vine and turn it into this delicious tart, I know my summer is in full swing.  I have too much shade at my house to grow full-sun plants but I do manage to eke out a little space on my deck for a couple of tomato plants.  Typically, I utter a few eeks when I find those giant tomato worms on my plants or nosy squirrels rooting around the vines.  However, it is all worth the effort when I get to make my Savory Tomato Tart with home-grown tomatoes.

Savory Tomato Tart is Versatile

I love versatile recipes and this one fits the bill.  You can make it in a pie pan or a tart pan or even individual pie pans.  You can choose your favorite cheese to add to it and obviously choose your favorite tomato variety.  I like Better Boy and also heirloom black tomatoes the best.  Just find some juicy ones so your Savory Tomato Tart will be full of flavor.

Tastes Change

My tastes have certainly changed since I was younger. One place I read said that we crave more sweet foods when we are younger to help provide the boundless energy we burn off.  As we get older we prefer more savory dishes.  Interesting theory.  I’m just glad that I eat tomatoes now because I really enjoy them in many different ways.

I will leave you with a little tomato food history. The earliest tomatoes come from Peru where even today, wild varieties of tomatoes still grow.  Early American colonists wouldn’t eat tomatoes due to their resemblance to the deadly nightshade plant.  Finally, much later, Thomas Jefferson started growing tomatoes and including them in his cooking.  By 1824 everyone was growing tomatoes and eating them.  Thank you , T.J.  I think you would have liked my Savory Tomato Tart.

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