Monday, 2 May 2011

baked ricotta with tomato and olives

It's been far too long since I last posted a recipe. Things around here have been ridiculously busy - more on that soon! The days are getting shorter and colder here and most of the summer fruits and vegetables are gone. I found this is Karen Martini recipe and thought it would be perfect for the last few tomatoes and capsicum on the vines. It's very easy to make (except for peeling the capsicum; something I'm really terrible at) and is bound to please your vegetarian friends and family. Pop into the comments for Karen's full recipe.
I used some huge, gnarly tomatoes:
Fresh thyme:
Capsicums (the recipe called for yellow but we only have green/red on the vine):
Fresh ricotta:
Ricotta on olive oil, tomatoes on ricotta:
Rest of ingredients on ricotta:
Remove from oven when ricotta has browned:
Photos: Heidi Adnum


heidi adnum said...

Baked Ricotta Slices with Capsicum, Tomato and Olives.
Karen Martini Recipe
1/2 cup olive oil
450g ricotta, drained and cut into 2cm slices
salt and pepper (and white sugar)
1 punnet of cherry tomatoes, sliced
3 yellow capsicums, roasted and skin and seeds removed
20g dried olives (I couldn't find dried and so used fresh)
4 sprigs thyme
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes

Preheat oven to 210 deg.C.
Pour 3 T olive oil into pan and place ricotta slices in pan. Season with salt and pepper.
Toss tomatoes in 1 T olive oil, season, and scatter over ricotta.
Dice capsicum, toss in 1 T olive oil and a pinch of salt and sugar, and scatter over ricotta.
Top with olives, thyme and chilli flakes.
Drizzle with remaining oil and bake for 25 mins or until ricotta is golden on the edges.
Serve at room temperature with crusty bread.

Krystal said...

ummm that looks incredible!

Diana Mieczan said...

Thanks for the recipe, sweetie..Im so making this tonight:) Yummmy! Happy Monday, my dear

Mo Pie, Please said...

Looks simply delicious - I'm a sucker for this kind of food!

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Dancing Branflake said...

Gorgeous photos! You are so talented.

heidi adnum said...

So glad you gals liked it!

Ella said...

oh this looks so good! i love ricotta's great on pizza!

heidi adnum said...

Ricotta on pizza is a great idea, Ella!