Ombre Heirloom Tomato Ricotta Tart
5 from 2 votes

Ombre Heirloom Tomato Ricotta Tart

An easy to make vegetarian tart that makes an impressive looking appetizer, light lunch, or brunch offering. It’s like summer on a plate!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword tart, tomato
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 232 kcal
Author Debi


  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 2/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 ounces Parmesan grated, divided use
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 ½ - 2 pounds different colored heirloom tomatoes sliced ¼ inch thick
  • Small basil leaves for finishing
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Remove the puff pastry from the box and follow the package directions for thawing, generally about 40-45 minutes resting time.
  2. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  3. Once the puff pastry has thawed, gently unfold the pastry. Use a rolling pin to roll the sheet out to even thickness. Place the puff pastry on a parchment or Silpat lined baking or cookie sheet. Fold over the edges of the puff pastry, about ¼ inch, and then fold them over again, so you have a thicker edge like a pizza.
  4. In a bowl, combine the ricotta, 1 ounce of the Parmesan, and chopped basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Using a small offset spatula, spread the cheese mixture into the puff pastry shell. Sprinkle the remaining 1 ounce Parmesan over the tart.
  6. Bake the tart for 15-20 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown, and the cheese is toasty.
  7. Top the baked tart with the tomato slices placing them down from darkest color to lightest color, sprinkle tomatoes with salt, pepper, and small basil leaves. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Serves 8

Nutrition Facts
Ombre Heirloom Tomato Ricotta Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Potassium 46mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Calcium 12.9%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.