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Heirloom Tomatoes with Herbed Ricotta

by Caren McSherry
An Heirloom tomato is considered such if passed down through generations because of special characteristics. They are worth seeking out in farmers markets where they are in abundance. Don't be discouraged by blemishes and radical shapes it is to be expected from honestly grown organic heirlooms.



  • 2 pounds mixed varietals heirloom tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Fleur de sel
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Herbed Ricotta Ingredients:

  • 2 cups natural fresh ricotta
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped tarragon
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped mint
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses


1. In a 3 cup bowl, mix together the cheese, parsley, basil, tarragon, mint, zest and molasses. Stir well to combine. Cover and chill until ready to use.
2. To serve, slice the tomatoes, and lay them on a round platter. Mix together the lemon juice and olive oil, drizzle evenly over the tomatoes and sprinkle with the toasted pine nuts. Using a soup spoon, randomly scatter spoonfuls of the prepared ricotta all over the dish.
3. Finish with a good grinding of fresh pepper and serve.
Serves 6.

Copyright© caren mcsherry 06/18
Heirloom Tomatoes with Herbed Ricotta

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