If if you can’t stand up for long to prepare food, this quick tomato and pesto tart is brilliant to make as it uses ready made puff pastry and pesto. For the nicest results, buy puff pastry made with butter and fresh pesto, not the stuff in jars. Its simplicity belies how delicious it is.
Heat the oven to 200C.
Unroll the puff pastry onto a baking sheet and score the pastry lightly with a knife 1cm all the way round.
Spread the pesto over the smaller rectangle up to the edge. You might not need it all depending on how thickly you spread it.
Arrange the tomatoes over the pesto.
Season and drizzle with olive oil.
Cook for 20 mins until the pastry is risen on the edge and then turn the oven down to 160C and cook for another 10 mins until you know the pastry is cooked through underneath.
Dab with pieces of goats cheese and sprinkle on some torn basil leaves before serving. It’s good hot or cold.