Tomato Ricotta Phyllo Tart

TOMATO AND RICOTTA PHYLLO TART

PREP TIME:  15 MINS COOK TIME:  30 MINS

SERVES: 4 TO 6 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS

1 roll (about 21 sheets) Phyllo Dough

¼ cup olive oil

1¼ cups ricotta cheese

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, plus more for topping

1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, plus more for topping

½ teaspoon lemon zest

Salt and pepper, to taste

3.4 to 1 kg tomatoes, sliced to ¼-inch thickness (and/or grape tomatoes, sliced in half)

METHOD:

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Lay 1 sheet of phyllo dough on parchment paper. Brush lightly with olive oil. Top with another sheet of phyllo dough; brush lightly with oil. Repeat until all phyllo dough sheets are stacked.

In a medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, basil, chives, lemon zest and salt and pepper to taste until well combined. Spread evenly on top of phyllo dough, leaving a 1-inch border along edges.

Top with sliced or halved tomatoes. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper. Bake 30 minutes until dough is golden brown and flaky.

Cool tart slightly; top with more chopped basil and chives and salt and pepper, if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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