Thursday afternoon i was given almost a kilo (or maybe more!) of tomatoes from my aunt. This left me wondering what to do with all the tomatoes…. at first i just ate them as you would with apples, then i considered making tomato soup, maybe roasting the tomatoes in the oven or making gazpacho (cold tomatoe) soup out of them. And you can even do things such as fill the tomatoes with a lentil mix and roast them in the oven or add to lentil soup or add to a salad. But none of those things seemed tempting to make, instead i decided to make a sort of tomato pie/tart.
There was no real filling i.e i could have made a tofu sauce to make it more of a pie, or if i had had some vegan cheese and vegan cream it would have been more of a filling. However, the pie actually turned out really good so i decided to share the simple recipe anyway. It might be good if you have some left over veggies or tomatoes – then you can just make a pie base, fill it with the veggies and if you can… make a sauce out of tofu, vegan cream and herbs!
For the pie base:
1,5 cups flour (i.e c.a 200/220g flour) – All purpose or whole wheat works fine
2 tbs oil
7 tbs vegan margarine
For the “filling”
c.a 7 large tomatoes
Salt, pepper & other herbs
Preheat oven to 220degrees celsius and grease a pie form with oil or vegan margarine.
Begin with making the base. Mix together the flour, salt and spices in a bowl. Then add the margarine (cut into cubes) into the flour mix. Add the oil and then wth your hands mix together the margarine, oil and flour until the mix resembles crumbs. Then add ice water c.a 1tbs at a time until it forms a dough ball. It should not be too wet and not too crumbly either, i.e it should hold together.
Then roll out the dough on a floured surface and add to a greased pie form. Put into the oven while you make the filling.
Chop the tomatoes into medium sized slices. Add them into a new bowl with crushed garlic, herbs and spices and oil. Mix all together so that the tomatoes are coated in seasoning and oil. Take the pie crust out of the oven and add the tomatoes on top.
If you have at home you can make a mixure of tofu and oatcream and pour ontop of the tomatoes, or you can add some grated vegan cheese, otherwise just place the pie crust with the tomatoes back into the oven and cook for c.a 25 minutes. (*Note, i don’t know the exact time, but don’t let the tomatoes burn).
This may not sound so good, but it actually turned out really good and even better when it was cold! I’ve been eating it as a snack the best 2 days, hahah!