Tomato, cheese and basil flan

Tomato, cheese and basil flan


The Mediterranean flavors of mozzarella, basil and tomato blend brilliantly to make this a flavorful and attractive Tomato, cheese and basil flan.



Ingredients: Tomato, cheese and basil flan



Shortcrust pastry, defrost                            175 g

Tomatoes, sliced                                             250 g

Milk                                                                  300 ml

Large eggs                                                        3

Dried basil                                                        1 ½ tsp

Cheddar cheese                                                75 g

Salt                                                                     to taste

Black pepper                                                     to taste




Preparation Method: Tomato, cheese and basil flan



Heat the oven to 190C.


Rollout the shortcrust pastry on a floured surface and use to line a 8 inch plain flan ring set on a baking sheet.


Arrange tomato slices overlapping in the flan case. In a bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, basil, 50 g of the cheddar cheese and salt and black pepper to taste.


Pour the mixture into the flan case and sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Bake in the oven over 40-45 minutes until the filling is set and golden brown on top.


Allow the flan to cool for 5 minutes then carefully remove the flan ring. Transfer the flan to a serving dish then garnish if you like.



Cook’s Notes

Tomato, cheese and basil flan




Preparation takes about 20 minutes and baking requires 40-45 minutes.


Serving Ideas

Tomato, cheese and basil flan


The flan is equally good served warm or cold. It serves as an appetizer or starter for either a lunch or supper party. Try accompanying with a spicy tomato relish. This tasty flan is also a perfect picnic food.


2016-11-17T17:37:29+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Appetizer, Quick & Easy, RECIPES, SNACKS, Vegetable Dishes / Vegetarian|0 Comments

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