Tuesday, September 25, 2007

sweet potato onion tart, tomato salad

Tonight's meal was inspired by this beautiful bowl of little tomatoes . . . some of the best tomatoes I've ever had.
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I made a basic pie crust with whole wheat pastry flour, all purpose four, sea salt and Earth Balance buttery stick. While the dough chilled, I caramelized two onions in olive oil and sea salt. I also broke out my mandolin to thinly slice a sweet potato and baked the slices until tender. Once the onions were completely caramelized, I added a thinly sliced garlic clove and several stems of fresh thyme. Next, I rolled out the chilled dough and cut the dough into circles. I baked the circles for a few minutes. Once the dough was a little brown, I arranged the sweet potatoes and onions atop the circles and finished baking them off. I plated each tart with a spring mix salad and lots of the tomatoes in a homemade vinaigrette with fresh lemon juice, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, sea salt, agave nectar and olive oil.
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21 comments:

Peggy the Veggie said...

Those tomatoes are look so lovely! I love all the colours. The sweet potato onion tart looks great too. :)

DHM said...

That looks delicious!

VegMomma said...

That tart looks beautiful! I've always wanted to make a tart. Perhaps I shall...

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness.... I'm drooling! Looks so good!!
~Erin

Maxcactus said...

You and Jared should do a tomato tasting, perhaps a blind test to determine the finest tomato in the land. The ones in the photo look to be a bigger variety than I have ever had at one time.

Kelly Mahoney said...

Those tomatoes looked delightful even before the dish! I'd love to have some of that spread right now!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Lovely! My husband doesn't like sweet potatoes & I don't care much for (uncooked) tomatoes. Aren't we just the fun pair?!

VeggieGirl said...

I too get inspiration from all the produce I have; but wow, I've never thought to make such a lovely tart and salad like yours!! yum!! :0)

Vegan_Noodle said...

How creative! I love your little bowl of tomatoes.

bazu said...

Ok, BEST. TOMATOES. EVER! That is so beautiful.

Leigh said...

Wow, what beautiful tomatoes! The tart is a great idea.

Webly said...

beautiful. I love the way you write about how you created your meal.

Veganista said...

Lovely colours! And your tart looks beautiful--I love those flavours together.

Allie said...

i don't even like tomatoes (raw, that is) but those look heavenly. they make me want to grow tomatoes and put them in little baskets all over my house!

urban vegan said...

What a cute little tart.

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

thanks everyone! I think I got the last good tomatoes in Atlanta. the tart was pretty good but I need to have a more even sweet potato & onion/pastry ratio.

{STAR} said...

OOOOOOO tomatoes... the key to my heart!

Celine said...

beautiful, Lori!

Monika K said...

If you made these into mini-tarts they'd be perfect as appetizers for a dinner party (note to self: try these!).

Melody Polakow said...

Wow! What a beautiful and tasty dinner.

stonielove said...

so colorful, so pretty!