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Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Tarts

Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Tarts
These tomato, mozzarella and basil tarts are an easy and simple weeknight meal from twins Louise and Lesley Gillett of Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse.

If you’re looking for an easy weeknight meal or delicious starter for a dinner party, these tomato and mozzarella tarts are right up your alley.

Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella and Basil Tarts

Twins sisters, Louise and Lesley Gillett are the heart of Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse and restaurant in the wheat and sheep lands of Riebeek Valley. Recipes Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Tarts European Print This
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 1 packet ready made puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  • 10g basil, julienned
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 balls buffalo mozzarella
  • For the pesto
  • 1 cup chopped basil
  • ½ cup pecorino
  • 2 tsp pine nuts
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • olive oil, garlic


  1. For pesto, blend together all the ingredients and set aside. Heat oven to 200ºC. Roll out puff pastry and cut out 6 equal rounds. Beat egg and brush over pastry. Spread rounds with pesto.
    Arrange tomatoes, add mozzarella shavings and lastly the basil. Bake for 15 minutes until brown.

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Words Diana Wemyss

Styling Anthony Johnson

Photography Anthony Johnson and Diana Wemyss

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