At the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City, tomato varieties have been making their debut among the strawberries, cherries and sugar snap peas at a few farm stands such as S&SO Farm — heirlooms, Eckerton Hill Farm — sungolds and Phillips Farm — greenhouse beefsteak tomatoes.
Summer is only a week old and I could not keep myself from the first of the farm stand tomatoes. What better way to welcome summer and this juicy delight than with an heirloom tomato summer tart; a savory crust filled with ricotta cheese, topped with tomatoes marinated in extra virgin olive oil and infused with basil. I prefer the heirloom cherry tomatoes for their size and vibrant color, however any tomato variety would work just as well. As you make your way to the farm stands this summer, I hope you will be inspired to make an heirloom tomato tart.
Visit: outeastfoodie.com for the recipe.