French Tomato Tart

August 11, 2010

I had this recipe marked with a note: “this looks GOOD.” I made it today, and it wasn’t just all-caps good, it was all-caps and bold GOOD. I saw the recipe on David Lebovitz’s site a few months ago. Tomato season is here, and this was a fantastic way to enjoy them.

I served fresh green beans (or should I call them haricots verts?) with this.  It was a delicious, special dinner. My husband liked this a lot and declared it “outstanding.” Thanks David!


  • I made the tart dough in the food processor. I don’t have specific instructions, but I used a plastic dough blade, and added the ingredients as stated in the recipe, pulsing and scraping until it was mostly together. I dumped it on the counter and brought it together with my hands.
  • I baked it in an 8.5″ removable bottom tart pan. I had quite a lot of tart dough left over; I had at least 1/3 left over, and maybe more.
  • For the mustard, I used Grey Poupon Country Dijon. It added a wonderful, subtle flavor to the tart.
  • For the cheese, I used crumbled goat cheese and a little shredded mozzarella, because that’s what I had in the refrigerator.
  • For the herbs, I used chives and basil, because that’s what I had in the garden.


  1. That looks so good. I don’t think there is a better use for a food processor than making dough.

  2. Yum! This looks really good especially since it’s tomato season.

  3. This looks very tasty. On my to-make list is this vegetable galette–but with whole wheat flour for the crust. I think the idea’s the same: fresh veggies baked together.

  4. Summer tomatoes are the best! That tart looks wonderful.

  5. I always love making things with tomatoes-even if I can’t partake of them. This tart looks amazing-it looks beautiful! It’s funny, because when I saw the post, I thought the tart might be similar to the MS one I make every year, and you know, it is totally different! I will have to make DL’s version for the hubby-I know he will love it! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  6. This looks absolutely amazing!!! David has some very inteersting recipes on his site – mine are languishing in “bookmarked recipes” at the moment.

  7. That looks great! I love tomatoes this time of year!

  8. This is something I just normally go, “Oh, I need to make this!” Yours looks fabulous!

  9. This looks divine! I bet this one disappeared in no time!

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