11 May 2016

Easy Mediterranean Tart Recipe

An Easy Mediterranean Tart from @tinnedtoms that will feed a family of four for less than £7 (with wedges and mini corn on the cobs too). It's so simple to make and tastes delicious. The whole family will love this vegan friendly dinner. www.tinnedtomatoes.com


Don't my tarts look good? 

Well I think they do and they're so simple to make and packed with flavour.

The surprising part is it's all made from frozen (apart from the tomato puree), so it's an easy and convenient weekday meal. I bought all my ingredients from Iceland, who have such a great range of products in their freezers. You must go and have a look. I'm continually surprised.




#PowerOfFrozen recipe

My latest discovery is frozen Mediterranean Vegetables in Basil Seasoning. I'm rather excited about this one.

I used it in this tart, but it would be so easy to throw this foil dish in the oven after work, then use it as a baked potato filling, on top of a pizza, in wraps with salad or in an easy homemade vegetarian lasagne.  I loved the flavours. Bell pepper, red onion, courgette, garlic and cherry tomatoes. And it's only £1.50. Fabulous!

An Easy Mediterranean Tart from @tinnedtoms that will feed a family of four for less than £7 (with wedges and mini corn on the cobs too). It's so simple to make and tastes delicious. The whole family will love this vegan friendly dinner. www.tinnedtomatoes.com

I also used frozen puff pastry (I popped it in the fridge the night before, then unwrapped it and popped it on a plate, while I got changed out of my work clothes the next day when I got home), tomato puree, frozen sweetcorn and I served it with spicy potato wedges and mini corn on the cobs.

All from Iceland. It cost me £6.75 to put together this meal for 4 people and I still have tomato puree, some pastry, potato wedges and sweetcorn left for future meals.

An Easy Mediterranean Tart from @tinnedtoms that will feed a family of four for less than £7 (with wedges and mini corn on the cobs too). It's so simple to make and tastes delicious. The whole family will love this vegan friendly dinner. www.tinnedtomatoes.com

We're back to eating in our conservatory, looking across our garden, which is so nice. It's rather cold in the winter unless the heating's been running all day and the door leading into it has been open, so we tend to eat in our living room. I much prefer eating at the table as a family. Do you?


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An Easy Mediterranean Tart from @tinnedtoms that will feed a family of four for less than £7 (with wedges and mini corn on the cobs too). It's so simple to make and tastes delicious. The whole family will love this vegan friendly dinner. www.tinnedtomatoes.com
Easy Mediterranean Tart Recipe
A simple colourful and delicious puff pastry tart. It's a doddle to make and will delight your family. It's easy on the bank balance too.
Ingredients
  • 1 block frozen puff pastry
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 500g Iceland Mediterranean Vegetables in a Basil Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp frozen sweetcorn
  • a good grinding black pepper
Instructions
1. Take your puff pastry out of the freezer the night before and pop in the fridge. When you come in from work, take it out of the wrapper and sit on a plate for half an hour while you do other things. I haven't included this time in the cooking time.2. Preheat the oven to 220c/ 200c fan/425f/gas mark 7. Once heated pop the mediterranean veg into the oven for 10 minutes. Remove the lid but keep in the foil tray.3. While the veg is in the oven, roll out the pastry quite thinly and cut 4 rectangles. Pop onto a baking tray and score just inside the edges to make a border on each tart.4. Spread some tomato puree on each tart, top with vegetables, a sprinkling of sweetcorn, season with black pepper.5. Bake in the oven until the pastry until puffed up and golden. This will take about 20 minutes. Keep an eye on it, you don't want the pastry to burn.6. I served my tarts with spicy potato wedges and mini corn on the cob.7. Enjoy!
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Yield: Serves 4



I made this tart for my family to enjoy and I'm submitting it to Iceland Foods #PowerOfFrozen campaign.

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Diclosure: This is a sponsored post for IcelandFoods. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

62 comments:

  1. Oh I do love puff pastry tarts. Iceland has changed so much hasn't it? I must pop in soon. The veggies in basil sound awesome.x

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    1. Yes that have all sorts of goodies in their freezers. I love the med veg, a great starting point for meals.

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  2. I'm extremely partial to puff pastry tarts - quick, cheap and easy BUT super tasty too. I'm loving the ingredients you've got from Iceland here, especially the frozen veggies which i'm def going to give a try. What a complete bargain! And yes, totally agree, eating around the table as a family is hugely important to me too.

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    1. Puff tarts are a great standby. They look sensational but are so easy, as well as being tasty and who could say no to puff pastry!

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  3. Such beautiful tarts - you can't beat roasted vegetables! As always I'm impressed when I see these posts that everything came from Iceland.

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    1. Thanks Corina and yes me too, but I'm learning :)

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  4. Oh I do love your tarts! They're perfect for a snack.
    xox

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  5. Wow, I honestly did not know that frozen veggies could look so yummy! What a yummy - and most bargainous - post!

    Also, nice to find another 5:2-er! :-)

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    1. Yes they are really good and sometimes much fresher as they are frozen quickly. I've not done the 5:2 diet for a while, but I'm thinking of doing it again as we move into the summer months.

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    2. I love 5:2 - I feel so good when I do fasting days, and it gives me a greater appreciation of my food too!

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    3. Yes I always felt good on it too and really positive in the days I did it. Stopped for a holiday then never started again. You need to be organised really, but it's easy once you start.

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  6. This is SO my kind of meal! I always have some med veg in the freezer, I add it to everything. And gotta love anything puff pastry :-) Pinning!

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    1. Yay! Glad you like it and thanks for Pinning x

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  7. Your tarts simply look delicious Jaq!

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  8. I love puff pastry tarts, this looks yummy with all those Mediterranean veggies. I wish we could buy decent vegan gluten free puff pastry, it's just such a pain to make.

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    1. Ah yes, you are right, there is plenty of vegan pastry, but I've never seen any marked gluten free. That's a shame, it's perfect for a quick meal.

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  9. Talk about easy - these are great. And it makes for such a lovely presentation. Definite crowd pleaser!

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  10. These look delicious - it's hard to go wrong with pastry and veggies! Love how easy this is with the frozen veg too.

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  11. This looks delicious! Cant believe it is all made from frozen stuff!

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    1. I know, those Mediterranean Vegetables are really good. Great for midweek meals.

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  12. These look amazing! So tempting and colourful!

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  13. OK consider me impressed! I looked at the photo and thought... ooo Matt would like this for work. Then read it was all frozen food from Iceland and would never have guessed!
    Really cool
    xxx

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    1. Oh good, I do hope you make them for Matt, I'm sure he'd enjoy them. Try varying it up with pesto as a base instead of tomato puree and if you eat dairy you could crumble some feta over it before it goes in the oven.

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  14. I love how frozen veg makes it quick and easy to eat healthy. And reduces food waste! This tart is gorgeous.

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    1. Yes and that's a really good point Kate.

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  15. Wow, I wouldn't have thought of getting those frozen peppers etc but reckon I will be heading to the Freezer aisle next time I'm in the supermarket.

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    1. Yes you should Lucie, I've been pleasantly surprised by the range.

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  16. Those are SO cute! I love the individual tarts. And filled with veggies, YUM!

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  17. I have to say I love you for this. So simple, so beautiful and so delicious looking.

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    1. Awww thanks Ginny. Sometimes simple is best.

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  18. Looks very cool to me:) I will try these one of my weekends!

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  19. This tart is beautiful! I love how easy it is too. I always keep frozen veggies on hand for quick weeknight meals, but I've never thought to use them on a tart. Love it!

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    1. Oh good, I'm glad to have inspired you Jenn.

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  20. These look so good, Jac. Amazing how easy they are to make, perfect for quick supper.

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  21. Anjali @ Vegetarian GastronomySaturday, 14 May, 2016

    oh WOW! This looks delicious Jacqueline!! I haven't had puff pastry in SO long and now you have me craving this!

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  22. Such pretty looking tarts and I love how easy they are to make. Perfect for those days when there isn't much time.

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  23. It's amazing what you can do with ready made puff pastry and frozen vegetables! These tarts do look very tempting.....Karen

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  24. They look super yum!! I must say its a great way of using mediterranean style veggies :)

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  25. Wow so easy to prepare, the vegetables look like you made them from scratch.

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  26. I love how all the vegetables make that tart to look so beautiful!!

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    1. Yes, it's all the glorious colours. So good.!

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  27. Oh how beautiful and delicious! Love how easy they are as well :)

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  28. This is a fun and quick idea, made all the easier because you can pull it together anytime that you like. I like making roasted veg puff pastry tarts with a dollop of hummus on the base. Iceland sell that too!

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    1. Oh yes hummus would be good too Kellie, great idea.

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  29. Your photos are stunning Jac and your tarts look very appealing. I'm really very impressed with the range of veg at Iceland.

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    1. Thanks Choclette, you're so kind and yes a great range of veg.

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  30. These tarts look delicious. I always use the ready puff pastry its so versatile.

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