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Heirloom Tomato Tart + Twist Front Tee

Aug 8, 2017

I made this tomato tart this weekend for happy hour and it was insanely good and easy!  Tomato season is drawing to an end and this is a great way to use up leftover tomatoes while they are perfectly ripe and full of flavor. I used crescent rolls as the base but next time I may try a pie crust or puff pastry.  The crescent rolls were light and flakey but I almost wanted the bottom to be crispier.  You can’t go wrong with any of those choices though. The lemon herb ricotta pairs perfectly with the tomatoes.  This great served warm or at room temperature.   Enjoy!

H E I R L O O M   T O M A T O   T A R T 

4-5 Heirloom tomatoes in a variety of colors

1.5 cups ricotta cheese

1 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

zest of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons chopped chives

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

2 rolls crescent rolls (in refrigerator section near cheese)


On a baking sheet spread out the crescent rolls evenly.  Bake at 350 degrees 8 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool.

Slice tomatoes and pat dry with paper towel.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

In a medium bowl mix together ricotta, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, chives, and basil.  Season with salt and pepper.

Spread ricotta mixture over cooled crescent rolls.   Layer sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle with extra chopped chives and basil.  Bake at 350 degrees 10-15 minutes.



I also wanted to share this twist front tee I recently ordered.  It is only $22 and a great tee just to toss on with jeans or jean shorts.  It comes in several colors and runs TTS.  I am wearing a small.

Twist Front Tee | Jeans


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  1. Kelly says:

    This recipe looks delish and I picked up several heirlooms at the farmers market over the weekend. Do you think I could use cream cheese instead of the ricotta?

    • nataliemason says:

      Hey Kelly! Absolutely I bet it would be great with cream cheese- you will prob need two blocks and let them come to room temp before you mix in the herbs and lemon.

  2. This looks so pretty! And I bet it is delicious.

  3. Jen Tucker says:

    I think this is the prettiest tart I have ever seen – almost too pretty to eat (almost)!

  4. Gorgeous tart! And I love tomatoes – with the lemon and ricotta I bet this is so delious!

    The Sarcastic Blonde