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Heirloom Tomato, Herb and Ricotta Flatbread

A rustic flatbread recipe, with a light herb sauce, heirloom tomatoes and ricotta cheese
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings: 6 pieces
Author: Erin


  • 1 medium pizza dough
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 3-5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3-5 stems fresh dill
  • ½ cup parmesan grated
  • 1-2 heirloom tomatoes of choice depending on size
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • coarse salt and coarse ground pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Roll out prepared pizza/flatbread dough on a floured surface to uniform thickness, about 9x13 inches in area.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet, or stoneware and bake for 5-7 minutes, until bottom is no longer raw.
  • In a food processor, combine oil, garlic, fresh herbs, parmesan, and pinch of salt and pepper, and pulse until combined.
  • Spread on par-baked flatbread from edge to edge, making sure to get all the outer edges completely.
  • Top with thinly sliced heirloom tomatoes, single layer. Lightly salt and pepper over the tomatoes.
  • Top with piles of ricotta cheese, and more fresh herbs.
  • Bake at 400 degrees about 15 minutes, until crust is golden brown.
  • Slice in a zig-zag pattern and serve.