Colorful Tomato Tartines
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Fresh tomatoes are awesome when made into tartines.
Recipe type: Vegetable
Cuisine: Vegetable
Serves: 4
  • 4 full slices whole grain bread OR your favorite baguette (for small slices)
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and sliced in half
  • Olive oil
  • 1 c. whole milk ricotta
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh chives
  • Handful fresh tomatoes, various sizes and colors, sliced
  • Flaky sea salt or kosher salt
  • Fresh, cracked black pepper
  • Fresh herbs (lemon thyme, oregano, dill, basil, parsley, cilantro - whatever you like or have handy). I used lemon thyme and micro greens.
  1. Brush bread slices with a little olive oil, then place on a baking sheet in the oven at 425 degrees for about 5 minutes until they look nicely browned. OR, place the slices on a hot grill or grill pan for a few minutes, until you achieve pretty grill marks.
  2. While the bread toasts, combine ricotta, lemon zest and chives in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Remove bread from oven or grill and rub the garlic halves over each slice, so they release their oils/flavor.
  4. Top each piece of bread with some ricotta mixture.
  5. Layer the tomatoes in a pretty pattern.
  6. Top with salt, pepper and fresh herbs.
  7. Cut in half (if using full slices of bread) or serve as small crostini.
Recipe by My Delicious Blog at