Summer Salad with Herbed Ricotta

Summer Salad with Herbed Ricotta


Summer Salad with Herbed Ricotta and Balsamic Vinaigrette – a simple salad with heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers and radishes, all drizzled with a simple balsamic vinaigrette and a dollop of herbed ricotta!
  • For Herbed Ricotta
  • ⅓ cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 basil leaves (chopped finely)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano (chopped finely)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (chopped)
  • For Salad
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 pound heirloom tomatoes (cut into ½ inch slices)
  • ½ English cucumber (sliced)
  • 6 radishes (sliced)
  • ½ red onion (sliced)
  • 1 serrano pepper (chopped)
  • ¼ cup basil leaves (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano leaves
  1. In a small bowl combine the ricotta cheese with the basil, fresh oregano and thyme. Set aside.
  2. In another small bowl whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  3. Arrange the tomato slices, cucumber, radishes and onion on a large platter then drizzle with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper if needed, then top with serrano peppers and dollop ricotta mixture evenly over the tomato slices.
  4. Garnish with fresh basil and oregano.
  5. Serve immediately.

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