Tomato-Basil Tartlets

These creamy, delicious bites combine the earthiness of sun-dried tomato and the freshness of basil.

Photography by Kurt Wilson

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Healthy recipe: tomato basil tartletsServes: 24
Prep:  15min
Cook: 15min
Total: 30min
            
Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces dry-pack sun-dried tomatoes
  • 8 sheets (17" x 11") frozen phyllo dough, thawed
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) cottage cheese
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Coat 24 miniature muffin cups with an organic nonstick spray.

2. Place the sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water. Soak for 10 minutes, or until very soft. Drain and chop.

3. Meanwhile, place 1 phyllo sheet on a work surface. Coat with organic nonstick spray. Top with 3 more sheets, coating each sheet with nonstick spray.

4. Cut the sheets in thirds lengthwise and then in quarters crosswise to get 12 squares. Press each square into a muffin cup to form a shell with jagged edges.

5. Repeat with the remaining sheets to line the remaining muffin cups. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until golden.

6. Meanwhile in a food processor, combine the cottage cheese, goat cheese or feta cheese, and egg white. Process until smooth. Add the scallion, basil, garlic, and tomatoes. Pulse briefly to mix. Spoon into the tart shells. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until lightly puffed and heated through.

Recipe Tips
The tarlet shells can be made ahead and stored in an airtight containenr for up to 2 days before filling and baking. Or, look for prepared phyllo tart shells in the freezer section of your supermarket.

Nutritional Facts Per Serving
Calories     38 cal
Fat     1.1 g
Saturated fat     0.6 g
Cholesterol     2.1 mg
Sodium     105.1 mg
Carbohydrates     4.7 g
Total sugars     0.9 g
Dietary fiber     0.4 g
Protein     2.3 g

Courtesy of the Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.

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