Salty cheesecake with tomato jam

Ingredients:

For the base

  • 160 g. gluten free breadsticks LIVE LONG LIVE GREEK with cheese
  • 5 tbsp melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • oregano

For the filling

  • 400 g. cream cheese
  • 100 g. grated cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • a little grated carrot (optional)
  • salt
  • pepper…

For tomato jam

  • 1 medium tomato, grated
  • 3-4 tomatoes into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • oregano
  • 1 tsp corn flour dissolved in a little cold water
  • salt
  • pepper

Preparation:

For the base

  1. Beat the breadsticks in the blender until they become powder.
  2. Add oregano and then the olive oil and butter until the base becomes wet throughout.
  3. Apply the base in a narrow hoop.

For the filling

  1. Mix thoroughly the cream cheese and the olive oil until they become homogenized. If necessary, beat the cream cheese on low speed in a mixer.
  2. Add the feta cheese and the carrot, a little salt and pepper.
  3. Spread over the base and refrigerate.

For tomato jam

  1. In a saucepan put the grated tomato and olive oil and bring them to a boil.
  2. Add the seasoning (salt, pepper, oregano).
  3. Pour the tomatoes, leave them to boil for 1 minute and then add the corn flour little by little, while stirring.
  4. Leave the mixture to bind and remove from heat.
  5. Allow to cool and pour over the cheesecake.

Tip: Reserve in refrigerator. Before serving, leave at room temperature for 10 minutes.

Serving suggestion:

You can accompany this alternative dish with a fresh salad with grated tomato, kalamata olives, caper and some of our gluten free breadsticks LIVE LONG LIVE GREEK into pieces. In this way you will create an alternative greek taco salad, which will also be gluten free !!!

Did you know that:

  • Tomato contains a significant amount of the antioxidant Vitamin C which is known to have anti-aging and anti-cancer properties, strengthens the immune system and helps in the absorption of iron present in foods of plant origin.
  • Protects against prostate cancer. Especially cooked tomatoes contains copious amounts of the powerful antioxidant lycopene. Lycopene has been found to protect against various types of cancer and especially prostate. There is also a correlation with other types of cancer such as breast, pancreas and lung.
  • It has a low calorific value: Specifically 100g of tomato provides 18 calories. Thus it can easily be integrated into a balanced diet plan for weight loss in any form (raw in salads or as tomato sauce).
  • Finally, tomato reduces “bad cholesterol”. Studies have shown that lycopene present in cooked tomato appears to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis by interfering in the cholesterol metabolism. So either as tomato sauce or paste-like, frequent consumption can protect us from various cardiovascular diseases.

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