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heirloom tomato flatbread

Heirloom Tomato Flatbread with Lemon Herb Ricotta

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American


A recipe that can be used as an appetizer or entrée served with a light salad. We use fresh and light ingredients to bring out all the flavors in this dish.


  • 4 5x5 flat breads ( pizza crust, or puff pastry works well also)
  • 1 C ricotta cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 6-7 leaves of fresh basil
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 C assorted tomatoes sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Cracked black pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
  2. In a mixing bowl combine ricotta, juice from one lemon, zest from lemon, and 3 leaves of diced fresh basil.
  3. Lay flat bread on parchment lined baking pan and cover with cheese mixture spreading a layer 1/4 in thick.
  4. Slice tomatoes 1/4 inch thick and layer on top of cheese. Using different colors and varieties helps with the presentation.
  5. Finely dice garlic and sprinkle over tomatoes.
  6. Place in oven for 12-15 minutes until dough is brown
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with coarse salt and cracked pepper.
  8. Sprinkle with snipped fresh basil and enjoy