Party-Pleasing Tomato And Pesto Tart
(NAPSA) - Easy to make and elegant to serve, tiny tomato tarts make a great party appetizer or luncheon side dish.
In addition, because they're made with freshly canned tomatoes, they're a natural source of lycopene, an antioxidant that may help reduce the risk of heart disease. According to scientists, the body absorbs more lycopene from cooked tomatoes than from raw.
In addition to serving up lycopene, canned tomatoes make a great addition to a wide range of recipes, according to chef George Duran, host of 'Ham on the Street' and author of 'Take this Dish and Twist It.' 'I'm a huge fan of using Hunt's(r) diced, whole and stewed tomatoes in my recipes because they go from vine to can in mere hours and are flash-steamed to help keep their backyard garden-fresh taste,' said Duran.
For an appetizing crowd-pleaser in any season, try this tomato pesto tart made with canned tomatoes:
Total Time: 30 minutes