Radishes were one of the first things I planted in my very first garden....I remember pulling them out, washing them off and biting into that crisp, peppery flesh, still warm from the sun. Sheer heaven. One of my favorite lunches was a piece of toast, with a touch of mayo, topped with fresh sliced radishes, salt and pepper. Another of my favorite radish dishes came much later and is a cooked radish and potato salad. It's amazing, unusual and very few can guess the ingredients. I make it often.
Now that I've discovered this tart, it will also be going on my make often list. Nothing compares to using fresh from your own garden and this recipe combines garden fresh radishes with your home grown tomatoes and results in a delicious and colorful lunch. Save the recipe for when your garden is producing..... this is well worth the wait. The cream cheese is the icing on the cake and that touch of onion is perfect. Perhaps I'll put some herbs on top the next time, but for now, this was fabulous, simple and so easy to make.
Radish, Tomato & Onion Savory Tart
From Al Dente Gourmet
2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
Cream cheese, spreadable
Bunch of radish leaves
2 medium tomatoes, sliced and drained on paper towels
2 medium onions, sliced
6 radishes, sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place the two pastry sheets on a parchment-lined baking sheet and turn up the edges to form a border. Spread with the cream cheese, add radish leaves, tomato slices, onions and radishes. Sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and bake for about 10- 15 minutes. (I stuck it under the broiler for a bit at the end) Cut and serve.