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Grana Padano Slow-Roasted Tomato & Pepper Tarts

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Try these delicious savoury vegetarian tarts as a main course or starter – they’re perfect for summer entertaining or for a smart picnic.
Ingredients
  Plum tomatoes 8 Small, halved
  Pepper red 1 , deseeded and thickly sliced
  Yellow pepper 1 , deseeded
  Italian olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Puff pastry 500 Gram, thawed if frozen (1 Pack)
  Pesto sauce 8 Teaspoon (Red Or Green)
  Grana padano cheese 3 Ounce, finely grated
  Rocket leaves 4
  Grana padano cheese shavings 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/Gas Mark 4.
2. Arrange the halved tomatoes, cut side up, in a roasting pan with the peppers. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with the dried oregano, then drizzle with the olive oil. Transfer to the oven and roast for 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a rectangle measuring approximately 30cm (12 inch) square. Cut out 8 rounds with a 10cm (4 inch) cutter.Lift them on to a lightly greased baking sheet. Spread 1 teaspoon of pesto sauce over each circle, then sprinkle with the grated Grana Padano.
4. Cool the roasted tomatoes and peppers for 10 minutes, then arrange them over the pastry circles. Increase the oven temperature to 200°C/fan oven 180°C/Gas Mark 6. Bake
for 12-15 minutes until well-risen and golden.
5. Cool for a few minutes, then top with the rocket and shavings of Grana Padano cheese. Serve whilst warm.
Cook’s Tip: If you like, serve the tarts drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar.

To get more information, or to purchase Grana Padano cheese, visit www.dipaloselects.com.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Interest: 
Everyday, Gourmet, Party
Servings: 
8

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shantihhh's picture
Can't wait for summer tomatoes to make this.