Tomato phyllo tart with summer herbs
Recipe and photo: ELLICSR Kitchen
Herbs add a lot of flavour to food, so you might like this snack or appetizer recipe if food tastes different during your treatment. Use any herbs you like, dried or fresh. If you need extra calories, use regular ricotta instead of low fat. Use puff pastry or whole wheat pizza dough instead of phyllo.
You can bake this dish, cut it up into squares and freeze it for later.
|10||phyllo dough sheets
|3 tbsp||extra virgin olive oil
|1 cup||low-fat ricotta cheese
|ground pepper, to taste
||roughly chopped tomatoes
|pinch of salt
||roughly chopped fresh basil, mint and thyme
|2 tsp||dried oregano
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
Bring the phyllo dough to room temperature to make it easier to work with. On a baking tray, brush a sheet of phyllo with some of the olive oil. Layer another sheet on top and continue to brush and layer the remaining sheets of phyllo. Roll the edges of phyllo about 2 inches in to make a crust.
Mix the ricotta with the lemon zest and pepper, and gently spread the mixture across the phyllo. Bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown and crispy.
While the dough is baking, put the chopped tomatoes in a bowl with a pinch of salt. Set it aside for at least 15 minutes to pull some of the water out of the tomatoes.
Use a slotted spoon to spread the tomatoes evenly across the cooked phyllo, draining out as much of the water as possible. Spread the fresh herbs and dried oregano across the phyllo, but keep the edges clean. Place the tray back into the oven for another 5 minutes. Allow to cool, slice and serve.
Makes 6 servings
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Looking for more ideas?
Our booklet Eating Well When You Have Cancer has more tips and ideas to help manage symptoms and side effects that can affect your eating during treatment.