Avocado Tart


Serves 2

1 pack of shortcrust pastry - I buy my pastry (!shock?horror!) I could make it but life's too short...

1 Lonely avocado - peeled & sliced into 8

A few baby tomatoes

A few sun dried tomatoes

Tomato paste

1 Ball mozzarella

Cheddar cheese - grated just a small amount enough to cover each base

Fresh Basil Leaves

Pre heat oven to 220C /gas 7; grease & line two individual tart tins

First off prepare your pastry case -Round your pastry, roll out to just over the size you need and line your well greased tins

Prick the base with a fork & line to blind bake - as you can see I use old chickpeas to as baking beads

Pop in the oven & blind bake for about 20 min's - remove the cover & pop back in the oven for a few more min's just to dry out the base.

Whilst your case is baking gather together and prep the other ingredients.

When the cases are done remove from the oven & allow to cool slightly.

Place a good squeeze of tomato paste in the base and spread over the surface - a good tip is to never use a knife to spread always use the back of a spoon! It wont tear into the base - this really works give it a try!

Sprinkle on the cheddar.....

Place in two avocado slices......

Pop on some tomatoes and some sun-dried tomatoes......

Place on two more avocado slices......

Top with your mozzarella and torn basil leaves.....

Pop them in the oven to bake for 20 - 25 min's until the cheese has melted & coloured.

Once removed from the oven leave to stand for a few min's before removing from the case.

Serve with a salad if your feeling healthy or french fries if your not!