Heirloom Cherry Tomato, Homemade Raw Cow's Milk Ricotta, Lemon Balm & Basil
I made a small "X" on each tomato with a pairing knife and dropped them into salted simmering water until the skins just began to peel back. I removed the tomatoes and placed them in an ice water bath before carefully removing the skins.
If you're interested in how the ricotta was made just refer to a previous post from this summer. I won't bore you with it again.
The tomatoes were tossed in olive oil before being arranged on the plate. The ricotta came next. And then the basil leaves and flowers along with the lemon balm. The dish was finished with some sea salt and olive oil.
Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes - Happy Cat Farms and 3 Springs Farm
Grass-fed Raw Cow's Milk - Hillacres Pride
Organic Lemon Balm and Basil - My Garden