Fresh Tomato and Cheddar Tart (grain free)
Recipe type: Appetizer, Main Dish
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 6 ounces extra sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 2-3 pounds heirloom tomatoes, sliced into rounds
  • salt, to taste
  • crushed red pepper, to taste (optional)
  • fresh basil
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, melted butter, egg, smoked paprika, and one cup (loosely packed) of the shredded cheddar. Press the dough evenly across the bottom of a 10-or-12-inch springform tart pan, pressing some of the dough partway up the sides of the pan. Bake the crust for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are golden.
  3. Sprinkle the remaining cheese evenly over the crust, and return it to the oven for an additional 8-10 minutes.
  4. Arrange the tomato slices on the top of the crust. Sprinkle with salt and crushed red pepper, and garnish with basil. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Seasonal & Savory at