Black Bean-Tomato Tarts

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Ingredients for the Pastry (2 tarts):

  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup ice water (or less)
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped

Ingredients for the Toppings:

  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh rosemary leaves

Directions for the Pastry:

  1. To make the pastry: Sift the flour into a large bowl, add the shortening, butter, cut with pastry cutter.
  2. Once crumbles form, transfer dough to a work surface, create a well, and slowly pour in the ice water, a little at a time.
  3. Continue folding, cutting and adding ice water until dough forms.
  4. Knead in the seasoning and fresh rosemary for only 3-4 minutes. Do not overwork. Little dots of unincorporated shortening and butter are necessary for lightness. If the dough feels warm or soft, cool in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into two balls. Wrap each in plastic wrap and keep cool in the fridge before making the tart.

Directions for the Tart:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  2. Press one dough ball into a rectangle about one-half inch thick.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and scatter with tomatoes, onions, black beans and fresh rosemary. Brush the top with remaining olive oil.
  4. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until golden. Serves 3 or 4 per tart.

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