“Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes
What would life be without homegrown tomatoes
Only two things that money can’t buy
That’s true love and homegrown tomatoes”
John Denver(Lyrics by Guy Clark)
I have been thinking about this tart for over 10 years since it was first served at a brunch. It was that good! Taking advantage of fresh tomatoes and fresh basil abundantly available right now, it is bursting with the taste of summer in every bite. It is basically a cooked pie crust on which fresh mozzarella is sprinkled while it is still hot, then wedges of fresh tomatoes piled in. These are then dotted with a purée of fresh basil and garlic. The whole thing is then finished with a topping of mozzarella-parmesan-mayonnaise which bakes into a gratin-like top. Serve like you would a quiche but this is no quiche: this tart is all about the tomatoes without eggs. Very different, fragrant while it bakes and soooo delicious! I just hope it won’t take you 10 years before you make it!