A starter of leek and blue cheese tartlet with roasted tomatoes

Leek and Blue Cheese Tartlet with Roasted Tomatoes Recipe

35 Minutes
Serves: 2
Individual leek and blue cheese tartlets. Made with fried leeks and garlic, seasoned with mustard and chives and topped with blue cheese served with balsamic cherry tomatoes

Recipe Ingreds


  • 40 grams butter
  • 80 grams plain flour
  • salt (to taste)
  • 20 ml water


  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 50 grams blue cheese
  • 8 grams butter
  • 0.5 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 0.5 tbsp fresh chives
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 2 whole leeks
  • 0.5 tbsp olive oil
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 50 grams cream cheese


  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 200 grams cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • sieve together the flour and salt into a bowl
  • cut the butter into cubes
  • add the butter to the flour
  • blend until the contents forms a crumb, by hand or using a food processor
  • if using a food processor empty the contents of the food processor into a large bowl

Step 2

  • add the water minimising mixing
  • form a ball and flatten
  • place the pastry ball in a plastic bag
  • place in the fridge to rest for 10 minutes

Step 3

  • remove the pastry from the fridge
  • lightly dust a clean work surface with flour
  • roll out the pastry into a circle to fit the flan dishes
  • fit pastry into flan dish
  • trim the pastry to fit the flan dish
  • prick the pastry cases
  • place in the fridge to rest for 10 minutes
  • set the oven to 180C 350F or gas mark 4

Step 4

  • remove the pastry from the fridge
  • add the flan cases to the oven
  • bake for 8 to 10 mins or till golden brown

Step 5

  • wash the leeks
  • slice the leeks
  • heat the frying pan with a little oil
  • add the butter
  • add the leeks to the frying pan
  • cook till soft

Step 6

  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • wash and chop the chives
  • Add the garlic and chives to the frying pan
  • cook for 2 minutes
  • Add the mustard and honey to the frying pan
  • cook for a minute or two
  • season with salt and pepper

Step 7

  • remove the tartlets from the oven
  • set a side

Step 8

  • Add the cream cheese to the leeks and stir
  • fill the pastry case 1/2 full with the leeks
  • crumble the cheese over the top
  • bake for 8 to 10 mins

Step 9

  • wash the cherry tomatoes and then slice in half
  • place the tomato halves on the baking tray with a half the olive oil mix the tomatoes in the oil
  • bake for 8 to 10 mins

Step 10

  • remove the tomatoes from the oven
  • mix the balsamic vinegar with the remaining oil
  • add to the tomatoes
  • return to the oven
  • bake for a minute or 2

Step 11

  • place the tomatoes on the plate

Step 12

  • remove the tarts from the oven
  • add the tart to the serving plate

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 baking tray
  • 2 chopping board
  • 1 food processor
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 2 individual flan dish
  • 3 large knife
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 plastic bags
  • 1 rolling pin
  • 1 sieve
  • 1 small bowl

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How to make leek & blue cheese tartlets starter 

Make the pastry by sieving the flour and salt into a bowl and the cubed butter and rub together to make fine breadcrumbs add the water and mix to form a ball, place in a plastic bag and rest in the fridge. Roll the pastry and line the tartlet tins, rest again for 10 minutes and then bake for 10 minutes till golden brown. Cook the sliced leeks in butter till soft, add the garlic and chives cook for a minute or two and then add the honey and mustard. Add the leek mixture to the tartlets and crumble over the blue cheese, bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with oven roasted balsamic cherry tomatoes.

How and when to serve blue cheese and leek tarts 

These tarts are perfect as a starter all year round for any dinner party, the tarts go well with a chicken main course or for a vegetarian dinner party it would go well with a ben main course. The tartlets also make a delicious main course for a lunch or brunch get together.

What makes our tart starters the best

These crisp leek and blue cheese tartlets make the perfect starters, each tartlet is filled with a combination of leeks and blue cheese flavoured with garlic, chives and mustard. The star of this recipe is the crumble of blue cheese that finishes the tarts perfectly, along with the roasted tomatoes served with them

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