This tart will be the star of the show when you next host al fresco

Enjoy the finest flavours this summer

Tesco Herby tomato and Gruyère tart
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Hosting isn’t just about creating delicious dishes; it’s about spending quality time with your guests. This delicious, savoury tart delivers maximum flavour with minimum time spent in the kitchen. Thanks to a handful of high-quality Tesco Finest ingredients, this straightforward dish is perfect for a light lunch or as part of an al fresco evening spread.

The beauty of this Herby tomato and Gruyère tart lies in both its simplicity and bright summer flavours. Delicious alongside a fresh, green salad and a glass of smooth red wine, this tart is the ideal sharing centrepiece for a summer meal among friends.

To achieve a perfectly golden tart, glazing the pastry with milk is imperative, as is using Tesco Finest Free Range Bluebell Araucana Eggs in the filling. These wonderful eggs come from trusted British farms where hens are free to roam. Not only does the rich flavour of their yolks meld wonderfully with the mild cream cheese, but their glorious colour really turns this straightforward tart into a truly impressive dish. We eat with our eyes first, after all.

Tesco Finest Reserve Swiss Gruyère Cheese is what gives this tart its characteristic depth of flavour, thanks to the full-bodied nuttiness of this traditional Swiss cheese. Made using only finest Swiss cow’s milk from mountain dairies, this renowned Alpine cheese has been expertly matured to create a flavoursome cheese that not only melts well but delivers a punch of robust tang.

Bejewel your golden tart with Tesco Finest Sweet Mixed Baby Tomatoes to balance all those buttery, rich flavours. Expertly grown and specially selected for their vivid colour and sweet flavour, these tomatoes burst with the juiciness of summer and add an incredible sweetness to this light, crisp tart.

Finally, once your tart has baked and cooled slightly, present it to your guests outside alongside a glass of Tesco Finest Marlborough Pinot Noir for a light wine pairing that won’t overshadow the dish. This light red wine is perfect for a summer’s day while brimming with notes of cherries and berries. The subtle spice achieved from ageing in oak barrels ensures a well-balanced wine that’s sure to impress.

Herby tomato and Gruyère tart

An easy-to-whip-up tart that makes the most of the nutty Tesco Finest Gruyère cheese and sweet baby tomatoes.

Serves: 6   |   Prep: 5 mins   |   Cook: 30 mins

  • 475g Tesco Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
  • 1-2 tbsp whole milk, for brushing
  • 200g pack Tesco Full Fat Soft Cheese
  • 2 Tesco Finest Free Range Bluebell Araucana Eggs
  • 125g Tesco Finest Reserve Swiss Gruyère Cheese, grated
  • 1⁄2 x 20g pack tarragon, plus a few leaves reserved to garnish
  • 1⁄2 x 20g pack chives, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1⁄2 small red onion, finely sliced
  • 250g Tesco Finest Sweet Mixed Baby Tomatoes, halved
  • Tesco Finest Marlborough Pinot Noir, to serve


1. Heat the oven to 200C Fan/Gas 7. Take the pastry out of the fridge 15 mins ahead. Unroll the pastry still on its paper on a baking sheet. Trim away overhanging edges.

2. Score a border 2cm from the edge, brush with milk and score the centre section a few times with a sharp knife.

3. Bake for 12 mins, until risen and golden. Use the back of a spatula/fish slice to push the centre section of pastry down, leaving the border intact.

4. Turn the oven down to 170C/Gas 5. Mix the soft cheese with the eggs, Gruyère, herbs and garlic, then season with plenty of black pepper and flaky sea salt.

5. Pour into the tart case, then scatter the onion on top, followed by the halved tomatoes. Put back in the oven and bake for 15 mins, or until the filling is set. Leave to rest for 5 mins before serving.


(Image credit: Tesco Finest)