Tomato Ricotta and Thyme Tartines

No, that is not a pizza. This is a tomato ricotta and thyme tartine. This spectacular looking starter is so easy to make you won’t believe it, you will just have to give it a go. This is all it takes.


Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4

Level: easy



500g tomatoes

250g pack ricotta

80g ricotta cheese

3 tablespoons of Olive oil

1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

1 garlic cloves

Handful of thyme

Teaspoon of sea salt black pepper

200g plain flour


4 tablespoons of water


How to make:


1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees

2. In a large mixing bowl combine the thyme, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt+pepper. Then add the tomatoes and mix.

3. For the pastry, mix the flour with the salt+pepper, water and butter until it is almost like breadcrumbs (Use a blender if needed).

4. Tip this onto a large sheet of cling film in a dish and chill for 30 minutes

5. Line a dish with flour and roll out the pastry to 28c filling the corners of the bowl.

6. Place into the oven for 20 minutes

7. Once the pastry is done take your ingredients out of the fridge and pour carefully into dish. Layer them with sliced tomatoes.

8. Place the mix of thyme, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt+pepper into the dish.

9. Place back into the oven for 20 minutes until the filling is raised and slightly golden.

10. Remove and place on a place sprinkling some thyme leaves on top for the perfect finish.


Now you have the best looking pizza that isn’t a pizza at all, it is instead a very healthy tomato ricotta and thyme tart, sublime.