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FLAKY TOMATO AND HERBED RICOTTA TART by lenaskitchenblog
FLAKY TOMATO AND HERBED RICOTTA TART
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

The perfect appetizer when you are short on time and need to whip something up for your guests, try this simple flaky tomato and herbed ricotta tart.

Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Party Food
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, pop tarts, tomatoes
Servings: 10 slices
Author: Lena Gladstone
Ingredients
  • 8 sheets phyllo dough
  • 1/2 stick butter or a few tbsp olive oil for brushing dough
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 2-3 tbsp basil, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp toum - garlic sauce or grate in 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp sea salt, or more to taste
  • 2-3 large heirloom tomatoes, different colors
  • basil for garnish
  • 1 pinch sea salt to garnish tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Lay 1 sheet of fillo dough on parchment paper. Brush lightly with olive oil or melted butter (I like butter). Top with another sheet of phyllo dough; brush lightly with oil. Repeat until all phyllo dough sheets are stacked.

  3. In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients and stir together ricotta cheese, basil, lemon zest, TOUM (click here for the recipe on how to make toum) and salt to taste until well combined. Spread evenly on top of fillo dough, leaving a 1" border around the edges.

  4. Bake for 17-20 minutes, watch the oven after 15 minutes to ensure it doesn't burn. Take out of the oven and transfer to a platter or board.

  5. Add thinly sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle with more salt and chopped basil. Serve warm or at room temperature.