mini tomato and garlic tarts

Mini Tomato and Garlic Tarts (only 5 ingredients | oil-free)

What I love about these Mini Tomato and Garlic Tarts is how easy and convenient they are to make. They only require 5 basic ingredients that we all have at home, and they taste incredibly delicious for such a simple recipe! Tomato and garlic make an amazing combination that would be great for dinner starters or a friendly lunch. The vivid red colour of these Tomato Tarts is also perfect for a Valentine’s Day theme. Vegan, dairy-free, oil-free, nut-free, and sugar-free.

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mini tomato and garlic tarts (only 5 ingredients | oil-free)

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This recipe is designed for people who enjoy following quick and easy recipes, without compromising the quality and taste of the outcome of the recipe. By using minimal ingredients, we can optimise the explosion of savour from the garlic cloves and the tomatoes.

The Mini Tomato and Garlic Tarts, according to this recipe, are:

  • vegan
  • easy-to-make
  • ready in 30 minutes
  • nut-free
  • oil-free.

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To make this Tomato Tartlets recipe, you will need:

  • whole wheat flour (or plain flour)
  • water
  • cherry tomatoes (or sliced tomatoes)
  • garlic cloves
  • lime (or lemon).

I also shared on my Instagram pageone-minute recipe in video for you to see all instruction steps!


I like using cherry tomatoes rather than ‘normal’ tomatoes, mostly because I find it more fun and tasty to bite in the whole tomatoes once the tartlets are cooked. If you use ‘normal’ tomatoes for this recipe, you would simply have to slice them before stuffing the mini-tarts.

I also recommend using ripe tomatoes for optimisation of flavours when combined with lime and garlic.

If you are not a fan of garlic, you can use onion instead.

I prefer to use whole wheat flour to make these Tomato Tartlets, but you can also use plain white flour which wouldn’t make that big of a difference.

That’s all for the substitutions, but feel free to leave a comment at the end of the page if you have any concern regarding this recipe.

I sincerely hope you will enjoy this recipe, 



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Mini Tomato and Garlic Tarts (only 5 ingredients | oil-free)

What I love about these Mini Tomato and Garlic Tarts is how easy and convenient they are to make. They only require 5 basic ingredients that we all have at home, and they taste incredibly delicious for such a simple recipe! Vegan, dairy-free, oil-free, nut-free, and sugar-free.
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Course: Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine: French
Keyword: 5 ingredients, mini tomato tarts, oil-free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 tartlets
Author: Marlène Mamia


  • non-stick tartlet tins
  • Rolling Pin
  • pestle grinding bowl


For the crust

  • 80 g whole wheat flour - or plain flour
  • 45 ml water - ambient temperature

For the filling

  • 250 g ripe cherry tomatoes - or sliced tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves - peeled
  • 1/4 lime* - peeled - or lemon


  • Watch the one-minute recipe video to see all instruction steps.
  • Preheat the oven to 180.C (356.F).
  • In a mixing bowl, add the whole wheat flour and the water. Mix briefly with the back of a wooden spoon. Then use your hands to knead until you get a dough that is uniform and not sticky. Adjust with water or flour if necessary.
  • Using a rolling thing, roll out the dough as thin as possible on a clean dry work surface.
  • Optional: grease tins with a little bit of oil (not necessary if you use non-stick tins).
  • Use your non-stick tartlet tins to shape the crust into circles.
  • Line the tartlets tins with the dough circles.
  • Optional: if you have leftover dough, use it to shape little hearts (or anything else) that you will later on place on top of the tomato tartlets before baking.
  • Using a pestle grinding bowl (or a knife if you don't have one), smash the garlic cloves and lime. Then spread the mixture evenly in each crust circle.
  • Fill the tartlets with tomatoes (and with heart shaped dough if you have made them).
  • Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes.
  • Optional: top with black pepper and chopped spring onion.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


*Use 1/2 lime if you like your tartlets slightly more acidic.
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Serving: 1tartlet


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