Roasted Tomato Salad with Toasted Pecans & Ricotta Salata

As today is the third Friday in Lent – for today’s meatless dish I’ve made a scrumptious Roasted Tomato Salad…The flavors of this salad combined with the Honey Dijon Vinaigrette is so good that I usually serve myself a second helping…and wish I could take even more!

Roasted Tomato Salad with Toasted Pecans & Ricotta Salata
3 large Roma tomatoes
1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
fresh ground pepper
Ricotta Salata sheep’s milk cheese
1/2 cup Pecans
6 cups Mixed Salad Greens
Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
dash salt & fresh ground pepper

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Slice tomatoes into relatively thick rounds. Layer on a greased baking dish and brush with olive oil. Season with thyme, salt and pepper.

Roasted Tomatoes

Place tomatoes in heated oven. Roast 30 minutes. Meanwhile, dice Ricotta Salata cheese into cubes (~1/2 cup).

Ricotta Salata

Toast the pecans: layer pecans in a small skillet and heat on high; tossing gently, heat until toasted.

Prepare the Honey Dijon Vinaigrette: In a small jar combine the honey, Dijon, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper. Put a lid on the jar and shake vigorously.

To serve: Layer the mixed salad greens on salad plates. Top with roasted tomatoes, toasted pecans, diced Ricotta Salata and Honey Dijon Vinaigrette.

Roasted Tomato Salad with Toasted Pecans & Ricotta Salata

I’ve shared this recipe on Throwback Thursday, Fiesta Friday and FoodieFriDiy, along with SaucySaturdays …go check it out and see some other great recipes and ideas!

Enjoy!

Linda~

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