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Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Tart
Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Tart
Method
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Place the dough into a 28 cm spring form pan, brushed with oil.
  • Place the mozzarella balls in a strainer to strain all of the liquid.
  • Ideally, you should let them sit in a plate lined with paper towels overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Bake the kourou dough for 20 minutes, on its own.
  • When ready, remove from oven and set aside to cool until you prepare the filling.
  • Cut the mozzarella into slices that are 2-3 mm thick. Put them in a bowl along with the olive oil and a generous amount of salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half and remove the seeds and juices with a spoon or with your fingers.
  • Cut each half into slices that are 2-3 mm thick.
  • Spread the mozzarella and tomato slices on the tart shell alternating between the two. Add the basil leaves in between.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the cheese melts and turns golden.
  • Prepare the pesto sauce while the tart is baking.
  • Use a blender or a mortar and pestle to puree the basil, garlic and olive oil together.
  • Allow the tart to cool a little and serve with pesto sauce and rocket leaves.
Tip
Kourou dough is the closest ready-made dough to tart dough, so it’s always handy to have some in the freezer! 
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

398
Calories (kcal)
20 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

32.8
Total Fat (g)
47 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

13.4
Saturated Fat (g)
67 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

13.6
Total Carbs (g)
5 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

1.6
Sugars (g)
2 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

11.1
Protein (g)
22 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.5
Fibre (g)
6 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.8
Sodium (g)
14 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.