Herbed Ricotta Cherry Tomatoes

Fresh ricotta has enough buttery warmth in it to create easy and dazzling appetizers. You can use the ricotta mixture as a dip for crudités, or spread it on crostini.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 24 ripe cherry tomatoes
  • ¾ cup fresh ricotta
  • 1 Tbsp. minced basil
  • 1 Tbsp. minced Italian parsley
  • ⅛ tsp. sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  • Slice enough off the tops of the cherry tomatoes to be able to hollow them out with a small knife, then scrape the insides to remove seeds, and place the tomatoes on a serving platter.
  • In a small bowl, blend ricotta, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper until smooth. Add enough (1–2 teaspoons each) of the ricotta mixture to each hollowed-out tomato so that it creates a small mound above the tomato top. Drizzle scant amounts of olive oil on each tomato. Serve immediately or refrigerate for several hours before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 24 ripe cherry tomatoes
  • ¾ cup fresh ricotta
  • 1 Tbsp. minced basil
  • 1 Tbsp. minced Italian parsley
  • ⅛ tsp. sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  • Slice enough off the tops of the cherry tomatoes to be able to hollow them out with a small knife, then scrape the insides to remove seeds, and place the tomatoes on a serving platter.
  • In a small bowl, blend ricotta, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper until smooth. Add enough (1–2 teaspoons each) of the ricotta mixture to each hollowed-out tomato so that it creates a small mound above the tomato top. Drizzle scant amounts of olive oil on each tomato. Serve immediately or refrigerate for several hours before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories80
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium40mg
Total Carbohydrate2g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars1g
Protein2g