Artichoke and Feta Tarts with Tomato Salad

One more lovely idea from Donna Hay ~ 

Perfect for spring or summer because you don't really need a precise recipe. As you might know by now I'm a fan of hers, and for good reason.  
She always offers an original take on food by using familiar ingredients in an unusual way, with delicious results.

And the bonus is most of her recipes go together very quickly.

This one is no exception ~ 

Simply drain marinated artichoke hearts* and place arrange with feta cheese on puff pastry, 
cut into squares or rectangles (you can make your puff pastry own or use store-bought.) 
Brush the borders of the pastry squares with a beaten egg, then bake off in a hot oven 400° (F) [200° C] 
for about 12 to 14 minutes.

While the tarts are baking, toss the simple salad together; cherry or 
grape tomato halves, peas (frozen, thawed), and mint with a drizzle 
of olive oil and white balsamic vinegar, 
plus a little salt and freshly ground pepper, if you like.

*Donna's recipe suggests one whole artichoke heart (halved) 
for each puff pastry square ~ I made my puffs appetizer size, 
so I only used 1/4 of a (rather large) artichoke heart for each puff.

To serve~

Plate each tart and spoon the cherry tomato salad and dressing 
over and around the the tarts. Serve right away ~ 
the combination of the hot tart and cool salad are simply . . .


If you try this, I hope you like it.

Blessings !  xo ~mari


  1. Sounds and looks so GOOD! Beautiful presentation too.

  2. Looks fabulously delicious in its simplicity!

  3. Thank looks wonderful. I love anything with artichokes!
    From Harvest To Table

  4. These look like heaven..J'aime tout!x

  5. Looks like a perfect summer dish! Great to see you back Mari :)

  6. I love the idea of puff pastry, feta cheese and artichoke hearts. WOW!!!

  7. Mari, Mari, Mari - I'm so glad to see you posting again. I've missed your blog so much!!!

  8. PS - Yummers! Mouth watering. Scrumptious. Divine. And get a look at those ruby red tomatoes.

  9. If only it were possible to only eat one of these tarts. This is a beautiful presentation of a summer dish....Very nice!


  10. I like the simplicity of this. It's a beautiful presentation.

  11. Thank you so much for your kind comments! It truly is a simple recipe, with a bit of a wow factor. Gotta love Donna Hay and her team!

    Thanks again friends, for taking the time to leave a message. :) xo ~m.

  12. I love Donna Hay and this looks heavenly!!

  13. Hi Kate ~ great to know you are a Donna Hay fan as well! She's such an inspiration ~ I love her 'take' on preparing and serving food.


Thank you for your comments, friends ~ they make my day!

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