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Meatless Monday with Vegan Summer Tomato Tart

Welcome (back) to the Miratel blog for another edition of our Meatless Monday  vegan recipe share. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.

Now that summer is here, produce like tomatoes are at their sweetest – those of you that grow cherry tomatoes know they can be like candy when fresh picked. It is the perfect time of year for recipes that truly showcase and bring out the best of summer produce like today’s vegan summer tomato tart. This amazingly tasty dish comes courtesy of Ksenia Prints of At The Immigrant’s Table via One Green Planet, a website I highly recommend you check out for all things good for the planet.

INGREDIENTSVEGAN SUMMER TOMATO TART

FOR THE CRUST:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup corn flour (not cornstarch)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 3 large tomatoes, or enough small tomatoes to cover the crust
  • 3 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, or more to taste

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Mix flours, salt, and chopped thyme in a large bowl. Create a well in the middle, and pour in olive oil, ice water, and lemon juice. Mix liquids into the flour with a fork just until the liquid is absorbed and large clumps are created. Knead lightly 4-5 times, but no more, forming the dough into a ball.
  3. Turn out dough onto a floured work surface. With a floured rolling pin, and working in quick, decisive movements, roll out the dough into a tart shape that is big enough to cover your tart form. Do not overwork the dough, just roll it out enough to ensure it’ll cover your pan. When ready, gingerly lift the dough from the work surface and drape it over the tart shell. Cut off excess dough and discard or roll it out, sprinkle with sea salt and herbs, and bake into a few crackers.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix vegan mayonnaise with grainy mustard and 1 teaspoon of chopped thyme. Slice tomatoes into thick slices (about 1/2-inch in thickness), and remove the seeds and excess juice from them, otherwise, your tart may get soggy.
  5. Smear mayonnaise, mustard, and thyme spread onto the tart shell, and cover with tomatoes arranged in concentric, slightly overlapping circles.
  6. Top with an additional teaspoon of chopped thyme, a pinch of salt, and some freshly ground black pepper.
  7. Bake at 375°F oven for 15 minutes, followed by another five minutes at 400°F on the grill/broil setting, where the heat will crisp up your tomato a bit from the top. Serve hot, or even cold from the refrigerator.
  • Do not reheat in microwave

Try this tart both hot and cold because it’s delicious either way but you may prefer one over the other. This summer tomato tart keeps well for days (although I can’t see it lasting long) and would be perfect for brunch, lunch or even a light dinner when served alongside a big raw green salad or your favourite hot vegetable.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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