Heirloom Tomato and Ricotta Salad

What better way to welcome the season than with a fresh, seasonal salad bursting with summer flavors? This light and healthy Heirloom Tomato and Ricotta Salad recipe can be made in a flash and makes the perfect appetizer or lovely side dish for summertime entertaining. Bold cherry tomatoes pair with part-skim ricotta cheese for an irresistible combination of juicy and chewy.

The subtle sweetness of the tomato blends beautifully with sharp, cheesy ricotta. The pièce de résistance is the mouthwatering vinaigrette drizzled over these ingredients! The dressing calls for a few wholesome ingredients like olive oil, red wine vinegar, and Italian seasoning for a tangy, savory finish to an elegant dish.

Tinged with bright colors and fresh flavors, this lovely dish tastes even better than it looks and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser at any potluck, picnic, or dinner party.


Heirloom Tomato and Ricotta Salad

Heirloom Tomato and Ricotta Salad

Yields: 4 servings | Calories: 274 | Total Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 245mg | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Protein: 14g | SmartPoints: 10

Ingredients

    Salad
  • 1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 medium heirloom tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon freshly thyme
  • Vinaigrette
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Whisk together ingredients for vinaigrette.

Spread tomatoes and spoonfuls of ricotta cheese on a platter. Sprinkle on fresh thyme and drizzle with vinaigrette.

Enjoy!

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