Recipe & photography © Eve Cardi
You say tomato… these gorgeous red fruits are delicious in every season, but never more so than in summer. Elegant to display and boasting both sweet and sharp flavors, tomatoes are the perfect complement to (or highlight of) many wonderful summer meals.
Make the most of this season’s emblematic offering while you can, and try your hand at MFCH Magazine Contributor Eve Cardi‘s Tomato & Pesto Pastry Bites… the perfect grab-and-go, crowd-pleasing appetizer for the last of your late summer soirées.
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Find the recipe below – bon appétit!
- 1 pack pre-rolled puff pastry
- 125 g sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 small garlic clove
- 1 tsp Provençal herbs
Make the pesto by peeling and finely chopping the garlic then blending it with the dried tomatoes and herbs (add some olive oil if it seems too dry).
Preheat the oven to 380 °F (180 °C).
Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface to form a rectangle. Cover it with the pesto.
Divide into 8 equal rectangles, and roll each one tightly into a sausage shape.
Cut each "sausage" in half lengthwise, then fashion each into a snail form (pesto side facing upwards).
Place the “snails” on an oven tray lined with parchment, bake for 25 minutes (until the pastry has puffed and browned) and serve!
Note: for a spicier version, add some Espelette chili to the pastry before adding the pesto