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Black Kumato Crumble with Arugula Pesto

This Recipe comes from a Friend of mine, Angelo Mcdonnell who is a great Chef, and I love this recipe in particular because its so refreshing but at the same time sweet.

Black Kumato Crumble

Black Kumato Crumble

Arugula Pesto

– 50 gr pine nuts
– 200 ml olive oil
– 40 gr garlic
– 250 ml tightly packed fresh basil
– 250 ml tightly packed arugula
– 80 gr grated parmesan cheese

Crush pine nuts in a blender and add olive oil and garlic. Add the basil, arugula and blend for 1 minute. Add the cheese and blend for an additional 1-minute.

Crumble Topping

– 250 gr flour
– 130 gr butter
– 50 gr sugar
– 5 gr salt

Merge all components and grate through a large hole grater.

Savory Dough

– 350 gr flour
– 120 gr butter
– 5 gr salt
– 5 gr fresh oregano, chopped
– 30 ml milk

Mixed all components to a dough consistency. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Black Kumato Tomato Filling

– 100 gr black kumato tomatoes, diced
– 10 gr onion, chopped – 5 ml basil, choppd
– 1 pc garlic clove, chopped
– 30 ml olive oil
salt and pepepr

Sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil for 1 minute. Add the diced black tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Add the basil, salt and pepper.


Roll out the savory dough to 3mm thickness and line a buttered square baking mold. Add the black tomato filling and finish with a layer of crumble. Baked at 180 Celsius for 10 minutes. Brush the plate with arugula pesto and serve crumble tart on top. Garnish with a few leaves of arugula tossed in vinaigrette.

Kumatos in the case

Kumato's in the case


3 responses

  1. Marco, would you know if you can buy kumato’s in Holland? I’ve never even seen them but began getting curious about them through an earlier post by Peter (souvlaki for the soul). I thought maybe you know…?

    March 8, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    • cosmopolitanblog

      Most of the Tomatoes I used on my promotions came from Holland, strangely enough I spoke with a guy, a cooperation company in Holland last summer and he told me the weirdest stories, plum tomatoes grown in Holland then airfreighted to Italy for individual packaging, because then they can use the name Italy on them, and quadruple the price.
      anyow i have always only had Kumato’s from Holland, so I bet if you find a good deli they should be able to get them for you. also from Holland I had the kaleidoscopes, the tomberries, and the marmondes………..

      silly enough the Peruvian Inka tomatoes I got were also coming from Peru through Holland to Hong Kong…..weird world huh!

      So Happy Tomato Hunting, and the Kumatos are really sweet!

      March 8, 2009 at 5:23 pm

  2. You’re kidding…. Pfft. a strange world indeed! We do have quite a few varieties of tomato these days, but have never seen kumatoes. But will go in search of them and will let you know if I find them!

    March 8, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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