Tomato Phyllo Tart with Summer Herbs

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $1.67
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2 cupsTomatoes, roughly chopped
1 cupBasil / Mint / Thyme, roughly chopped
2 tspDried Oregano
1 cupLow Fat Ricotta Cheese
1 tbspLemon Zest
10 SheetsPhyllo Dough
1/2 tspSea Salt and Ground Black Pepper
3 tbspExtra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Bring the phyllo dough to room temperature, it will be easier to work with.
  3. On a baking tray, brush a sheet of phyllo with olive oil, layer another sheet on top and continue to brush and layer the remaining sheets of phyllo.
  4. Roll the edges of phyllo about 2 inches in to create a crust.
  5. Mix the ricotta with lemon zest and gently spread across the phyllo.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown and crispy.
  7. Toss the tomatoes in remaining olive oil, oregano, herbs, salt and pepper. Spread evenly across the phyllo, but keeping the edges clean.
  8. Place back into the oven for another 5 minutes. Allow to cool, slice and serve.


  • Should I eat raw or cooked vegetables? The short answer is, it depends, so have both! Depending on what you need, raw and cooked veggies provide different health benefits. For example, raw tomatoes are higher in vitamin C and potassium, which are nutrients that decrease with cooking. But, cooked tomatoes allow for a higher absorption of lycopene, which isn't as available in raw. Make sure to get a variety by choosing different coloured vegetables both cooked and raw.
  • Spice up your life (and food). If taste changes are causing you to eat less, talk to your healthcare team. Sometimes adding more flavour with herbs, either fresh or ground, to enhance the taste of your food can help you eat more.
  • Make your own pastry using phyllo sheets to avoid the trans and saturated fats that are often found in store-bought pastry. Brush your phyllo with heart-healthy olive oil and stuff with vegetables and protein-rich ingredients such as tomatoes and ricotta. Choose lower fat cheese if you are watching your weight, or go for full fat versions if you are trying to gain weight.