Food Recipes Tomatoes With Ricotta and Herbs 4.5 (41) While summer has us chomping at the bit for a perfectly constructed BLT, we prefer to put our tomatoes center stage. Tomato season is so fleeting that our favorite way to enjoy the fruit is with some good olive oil and flaky salt. Granted, sometimes that can get a little redundant, so this recipe adds a creamy ricotta spread and fresh tender herbs to complement the sweet tomato flavor without overwhelming it. We recommend serving this on a big platter. If you’re feeding a number of hungry mouths you might even want to double the recipe, it’s that good. By Dawn Perry Dawn Perry Dawn is the author of Ready, Set, Cook; How to Make Good Food With What's on Hand. She served as the food director for Real Simple and has worked in the test kitchens of Everyday Food, Bon Appétit, and the meal kit delivery service Martha & Marley Spoon. Dawn is the author of Short Stack Editions' Cucumbers and her recipes and writing have been featured in the LA Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post among other publications. She recently started Superkind Cookies, a premium cookie company shipping treats nationwide. Highlights: * Author of Ready, Set, Cook; How to Make Good Food With What's on Hand. * Former food director for Real Simple * Worked in the test kitchens of Everyday Food, Bon Appétit, and Martha & Marley Spoon * Recipes and writing have been featured in the LA Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on May 19, 2017 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Greg Dupree Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 20 mins Yield: 4 to 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 ounces fresh ricotta 2 tablespoons heavy cream 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling ½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste ½ teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste 2 pounds heirloom or other large tomatoes, sliced ¼ to ½ inch thick Flaky salt, for serving 1 cup fresh tender herbs, such as basil, chives, and mint Directions Combine ricotta, cream, oil, and ￼½ teaspoon each kosher salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor; process until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Spread ricotta cream in a thin layer on a serving platter and top with tomatoes. Season tomatoes with flaky salt and several grinds of pepper. Drizzle with oil and top with herbs. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 150 Calories 12g Fat 7g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 150 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12g 15% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 25mg 8% Sodium 274mg 12% Total Carbohydrate 7g 3% Total Sugars 4g Protein 6g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.