Roasted Tomato and Feta Cheese Mini Tarts


We had friends over for the Olympic Opening Ceremonies on Friday night. We decided to do a bunch of fun appetizers instead of a sit down dinner. I thought roasted tomatoes and feta cheese would make excellent mini tomato tarts. These little tarts were so simple to make, had very little clean up and were a huge hit with everyone. I loved the flavor of the salty cheese, sweet tomato and balsamic vinegar, and the flaky phyllo. They were really delicious.

Roasted Tomato and Feta Cheese Mini Tarts:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
 
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 15 cherry tomatoes
  • Dried basil, to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 15 mini phyllo shells
  • Feta cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the tomatoes and olive oil in a baking dish, season with dried basil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then toss to coat. Place in the oven and roast for 20-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar and gently shake to coat.

Place the phyllo cups onto a baking sheet covered in a silpat mat. Pour a teaspoon of feta cheese into each phyllo cup then place in the oven and bake for 5-6 minutes. Remove the cups from the oven and place a tomato in each phyllo cup. Drizzle the remaining balsamic vinegar (from the bottom of the baking dish) on top of each tomato. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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40 Responses to “Roasted Tomato and Feta Cheese Mini Tarts”

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    Mandy — February 16, 2010 @ 5:23 am

    I love that you and your friends gathered for the opening ceremonies and served fun appetizers. These just made my stomach rumble they look so good. Actually as far as I'm concerned anything in a phyllo shell has to be delicious.

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    Cristie — February 16, 2010 @ 6:06 am

    Beautiful appetizer, I love everything about it. The games are wonderful- enjoying every minute.

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    Elra — February 16, 2010 @ 6:18 am

    They look so pretty Pam. Love that you actually use the mini phyllo shells. It really save the time.

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    Sushma Mallya — February 16, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    such a beautiful tarts, looks so nice and lovely pam

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    Nina Timm — February 16, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    Those are the most elegant and delicious looking snacks I have seen in a long time!!!!

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    Vanillastrawberryspringfields — February 16, 2010 @ 8:46 am

    Such sweet adorable babies truly….

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    rosanna — February 16, 2010 @ 9:00 am

    Great appetizer, I'm sure it must taste that good. I love philo pastry, but I have never seen these shells. I'll try to make my own. Yumm!!!

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    Sophie — February 16, 2010 @ 9:55 am

    Lovely & very grand appetizers, Pam!! I so love the combination of feta & tomatoes!!

    I just gave you an AWARD!! Come over @ my latest post & pick it up!!!

    Congrats!

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    Doreen — February 16, 2010 @ 11:56 am

    Oh my goodness..these are precious and what a perfect appetizer to make for guest.

    Lovely!

    Wishing you a wonderful day,
    Doreen

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    The Blonde Duck — February 16, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

    Cute and delicious!

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    Debbie — February 16, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    That's a perfect little appetizer and looks delicious!

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    Conor @ HoldtheBeef — February 16, 2010 @ 1:27 pm

    Ack! Too cute!

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    Leslie — February 16, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

    WOW..these are adorable and I bet mighty tasty

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    George Gaston — February 16, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

    Pam… What an elegant little treat! A bite of savory deliciousness…

    Many thanks for a great appetizer recipe

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    Merle P. Elliott — February 16, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

    This is very catchy and undeniably healthy and sure look delicious too. Thanks for this, with your permission; I’ll be using this recipe during an office get together. They will surely love this!
    Thanks!

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    FoodTherapy4Me — February 16, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

    What a great pic and idea! Sounds perfect for trying at my next get together, thanks for sharing!!

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    noble pig — February 16, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

    Those are the perfect bite-sized noshes.

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    Lynda — February 16, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

    This is such a great idea, Pam- love the flavors here!
    I'll have to try these with or without company!

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    dawn — February 16, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    you know I love when people have appt instead of dinner–I just think it's more fun and less formal, you know? (and more to eat, LOL)

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    Marjie — February 16, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

    These are so cute! Makes me want to gather with anyone so I can have some!

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    5 Star Foodie — February 16, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

    These are adorable and I love the flavor combination of roasted tomato & feta!

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    goodcookbecky — February 16, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    Those look delicious and cute!

    goodcookbecky.wordpress.com

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    Kimmie — February 16, 2010 @ 4:18 pm

    These are so cute. Did they pop in your mouth?

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    Carmen Rosa — February 16, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

    Simply: beatiful and delicious!!!!

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    Ch4ttyC4thy — February 16, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

    Oh these look good! I would totally bring these to a party!

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    Antonietta — February 16, 2010 @ 5:57 pm

    What a fun and delicious idea! Thanks!

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    stephchows — February 16, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

    perfect bite size treats!

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    Kris — February 16, 2010 @ 7:07 pm

    unbelievably cute! A++++

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    teresa — February 16, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

    they're so cute and look absolutely delish! i love the combo of flavors!

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    grace — February 16, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

    the halved tomatoes are the perfect topper for those little tart shells! what a treat, pam–i wish i had organized something like this!

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    Jen_from_NJ — February 16, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    I am a huge fan of feta so I am sure that I would love these adorable and delicious appetizers!

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    Girl Japan: April Marie — February 16, 2010 @ 11:04 pm

    YOU are such a foodie!!! You've gone pro and I'm still wavering at the side lines.. haha

    How are you Pam? How was valentine's day? MAN I would have loved to chill out at your digs with great friends and FAB food.. I missed the opening..

    My husband.. and perhaps because he is A MAN, told me how the statues at first resembled something phallic.. hahaha it

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    kitchen — February 16, 2010 @ 11:25 pm

    I am just amazed by your creative recipes. Every time I come to your blog there is new recipe. And its never disappointing. Great appetizer for game night.

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    Natashya KitchenPuppies — February 16, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

    So cute and elegant – perfect cocktail fare.

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    Jacqueline — February 17, 2010 @ 12:05 am

    Those tarts are just so cute, I bet they went down a treat!

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    Peanutts — February 17, 2010 @ 2:26 am

    looks very sophisticated but so simple :)

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    Maria — February 17, 2010 @ 2:57 am

    Great little appetizer!

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    Stacey Snacks — February 17, 2010 @ 4:45 am

    I love appetizers and cherry tomatoes are my favorite, they get even sweeter…..I also love the asparagus wrapped with prosciutto, it's great on top of a salad. My mouth is watering!

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    nadia — February 17, 2010 @ 10:06 am

    They look SO good..I want some right now! I didn't even know they sell phyllo shells (well, I've never baked with phyllo before). My Vons better have some or else…I'll pout.

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    fittingbackin — February 18, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

    I've got to find these little tarts shells – you have such great recipes with them!

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