Whipped Ricotta Crostini



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Serves
12
Prep
10 minutes
Cook
10 minutes
Whipped Ricotta Crostini

Top toasted slices of French baguettes with creamy herbed whipped ricotta and tomatoes, whipped ricotta crostini is a fancy addition to your brunch menu but will likely be the easiest item! 


Ingredients


1 french baguettecut into ½-inch slices


1 cup cherry tomatoes (assorted colors), diced


½ tablespoon olive oil


¼ teaspoon salt


¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


For the whipped ricotta:


1 cup whole milk ricotta


1 tablespoon good quality extra virgin olive oil (plus more for serving)


½ teaspoon honey


1 + ½ tablespoons fresh herbs (such as basil, mint, thyme, oregano, or chives), finely chopped


1 small clove garlicminced


½ teaspoon salt


¼ teaspoon ground black pepper



Directions


1. Toast the bread. Preheat oven to 350 F. Arrange sliced bread in a single layer on a large half sheet baking pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes until toasted.


2. Combine toppings. In a small bowl, toss to combine tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. Set aside.


3. Make whipped ricotta. In a medium bowl, add ricotta, olive oil, honey, fresh herbs, garlic, salt and pepper. Beat with a hand mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about a minute. You can also blend everything together in a food processor.


4. Assemble crostini. Add a large spoonful of whipped ricotta onto each toasted sliced bread. Top with a spoonful of the tomato mixture.


Note:


You can top this whipped ricotta crostini with whatever toppings that you like. Instead of tomatoes, you can add fruit, grilled vegetables, pitted olives, more fresh herbs, or a drizzle of honey.


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