There is no substitute for a ripe, sweet, juicy summer tomato, the one that’s still warm from the sun and when the season is over it’s over. This summer’s scorching sun has been just what the tomatoes needed. I’ve never had such wonderfully sweet tomatoes before!
When tomatoes are at their most delicious, I think they should not be tampered with much. Simple presentation, like this fresh tart which is topped with colourful, juicy and glorious tomatoes does them the most justice. It doesn’t get any better.
This tart is as beautiful as it is delicious and it’s good warm, room temperature, or cold. Of course, you can substitute other vegetables for the topping, depending on what else you are growing. To add flavour and substance to this tart, I added ricotta cheese and a little grated parmigiano reggiano, mixed with fresh basil.