Fresh Ricotta Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Basil
Make this easy, seasonal appetizer, featuring fresh heirloom tomatoes, with homemade ricotta cheese.
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Tomatoes are extremely nutrient-rich. They’re an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K, plus lycopene, potassium and fiber.

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  • Recipe From: Tennessee Home & Farm


Homemade Ricotta Cheese RecipeMaking your own Ricotta Cheese is easier than you think! Check out our recipe.


  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes
  • 1 ½ cups fresh ricotta
  • ⅓ cup basil
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Slice the tomatoes and place them on a large platter.
  2. Divide the cheese over the tomatoes. Cut the basil into slivers (chiffonade style), and evenly distribute the orange zest and basil over the cheese and tomatoes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over salad just before serving.

Tips & Notes

This salad can be chilled or served at room temperature. Serve it with crust French bread as a salad course or alone as an appetizer.



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