15 minutes
Cook Time
13 minutes
Cooking Level


  • For the roasted tomatoes:
  • 12 oz Pure Flavor® RedRoyals® Sweet Cherry Tomatoes On-the-Vine
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup green olives, pitted
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • For the dip:
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp za’atar, optional
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Fresh thyme, for garnish


Step 1

Preheat oven to 450ºF. Place the tomatoes, olives, sliced garlic, and thyme sprigs on a baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and season with salt & pepper to taste. Toss to combine.

Step 2

Roast until tomatoes are soft and begin to burst about 10 minutes. Switch the oven to the broil setting and broil until tomatoes are blistered and charred, about 3 minutes.

Step 3

While the tomatoes roast, combine ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, 1 tablespoon olive oil, lemon juice, and za’atar in the bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Step 4

Spread mixture onto a large shallow serving plate and place in refrigerator to chill while the tomatoes finish cooking.

Step 5

To serve, top the whipped ricotta with the warm roasted cherry tomatoes and olives. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and garnish with fresh thyme.

Pro Tip

If you don’t have za’atar, you can substitute ⅛ teaspoon of dried thyme and ⅛ teaspoon of oregano.

Recipe created by Chelsea LeBlanc