honey-roasted tomatoes with herbed ricotta

by amy on 11 August 2011

it’s tomato season! fresh, ripe tomatoes are in their prime, popping up in gardens + farmer’s markets, making appearances on seasonal menus + even inspiring an entire festival. as a tomato-lover + someone who grows tomatoes, this makes me very very happy. when i saw this recipe for honey-roasted tomatoes + herbed ricotta on crostini, i leaped to try it + am thrilled with the results!

the honey-roasting brings out a wonderful flavor in the tomatoes, which works perfectly with the creamy, herbed ricotta + the crunch of the crostini. i used two types of tomatoes to add variety in color + flavor, + both turned out beautifully.  the coolest thing about this recipe? all ingredients were locally-grown or locally-made. the crostini are from our local bakery, the tomatoes were grown on a tennessee farm, + the oregano came straight out of our own garden. pretty neat, huh?

for the recipe + a review of the cookbook it came from, quick-fix southern: homemade hospitality in 30 minutes or less, hop over to cooks + books + recipes, where i’m guest posting today!

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1 dana @ my little celebration August 11, 2011 at 11:34 am

Yums McGee! Herbed ricotta? Love, love and love.

2 amy August 11, 2011 at 11:39 am

not just Yums McGee, also Delish McTastyson =)! the herbed ricotta is great by itself too, or could be incorporated into lots of tasty pasta dishes!

3 Ellen S. August 11, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I was just looking for appetizer ideas for our cookout this weekend and I had not found anything yummy enough yet. I think this will be the one! thank you ,thank you, thank you!

4 amy August 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm

you’re welcome, you’re welcome, you’re welcome! =) let me know how it turns out for your party!

5 Lesley August 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Honey-roasted! Never heard of that, but it sounds fantastic!

6 amy August 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm

i had never heard of either, but i could see how the caramelized honey would work perfectly with the sweet tomatoes + creamy, herby ricotta. it works perfectly!

7 Maris (In Good Taste) August 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm

What a fantatsic appetizer for a party or just for an evening at home! Actually, they look os good I could make a meal of them!

8 amy August 11, 2011 at 4:08 pm

i served them before a small dinner party + they were a perfect start. you’re right – they’d also be great for a light meal along with a little salad. =)

9 Simply Life August 13, 2011 at 6:51 am

Great idea for these tomatoes I’ve been getting – thanks!

10 amy August 13, 2011 at 8:52 am

you are so welcome! i hope they turn out as deliciously for you as they did for me!

11 Kristen @ notsodomesticated August 13, 2011 at 9:50 am

Those look gorgeous, Amy!! Great job! :)

12 amy August 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

thanks, kristen. the colors of the local tomatoes are just so vibrant + pretty!

13 A plum by any other name August 13, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Honey, honey roasted tomatoes sound amazing! ;) Seriously. With ricotta. To die!

14 amy August 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

thanks, honey! ;) they were delicious!

15 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. August 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Great looking appetizers with some of my favorite ingredients!

16 amy August 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

thanks, alison! definitely some of my favorite ingredients, too, especially in the summertime.

17 Blond Duck August 15, 2011 at 6:36 am

I’m addicted to tomatoes now–these look divine!

18 amy August 15, 2011 at 7:16 am

you + me alike — i feel like i’ve been incorporating fresh tomatoes into every meal i make these days. i’m loving fresh summer tomatoes!

19 Eating Deliciously August 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Such a simple and delicious appetizer. Love the idea of honey roasted tomatoes!

20 amy August 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

the honey works perfectly with the tomatoes – gives them a caramelized, but not overly-sweet flavor. i was impressed!

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