Ricotta and Cherry Tomato Crostini


Ricotta and Cherry Tomato Crostini

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This is a neat little Italian appetizer made of crispy bread, topped with crumbled ricotta cheese, colourful cherry tomatoes, aromatic herbs and tongue-tickling spices.

A brushing of olive oil makes it all the more appealing to the palate. Indeed, the Ricotta Cheese and Cherry Tomato Crostini, enjoyed with a bowl of hot soup, is sure to make you drool in anticipation of the coming meal!

There are several variants of Crostini , made with varied combinations of cheeses, veggies, herbs and sauces. Fire up your imagination and try your own combos.

Ricotta and Cherry Tomato Crostini recipe - How to make Ricotta and Cherry Tomato Crostini

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  20 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 8 crostinis
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Ingredients

1/4 cup crumbled ricotta cheese
1/4 cup cherry tomato halves
8 french bread slices
1 tsp olive oil for brushing
1 1/2 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp dried mixed herbs
1/4 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
salt to taste
1/4 tsp sea salt for sprinkling

Method
    Method
  1. Place the French bread slices on a greased baking tray and apply a little olive oil on each bread slice.
  2. Bake in pre-heated oven at 200°c(400°f) for 15 minutes, or till they turn light brown. Cool completely.
  3. Combine the cherry tomato halves, olive oil, mixed herbs, chilli flakes and salt in a deep bowl and mix well.
  4. Place the toasted bread slices on a clean, dry surface and put a little of the ricotta cheese and spread it evenly.
  5. Put some cherry tomato mixture over each ricotta cheese layer and finally sprinkle a little sea salt evenly over it.
  6. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per crostini
Energy69 cal
Protein1.6 g
Carbohydrates10.4 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat2.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A61.8 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.3 mg
Vitamin C1.5 mg
Folic Acid1.7 mcg
Calcium5.9 mg
Iron0.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium8.2 mg
Potassium26.3 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

Reviews

Ricotta and Cherry Tomato Crostini
 on 24 May 18 10:21 PM
5

From where I can buy ricotta cheese? Any substitute. Thanks
Tarla Dalal
25 May 18 09:11 AM
   Hi Arushi, You can find ricotta cheese in any supermarket. You can substitute it with cream cheese.
Ricotta and Cherry Tomato Crostini
 on 19 Jul 17 07:26 PM
5

You have mentioned in the first step as brush coconut oil, where as it should be olive oil. Request your kind self to please rectify the same.
Tarla Dalal
20 Jul 17 02:50 PM
   Hi, It was an error from our side, thank you for informing us we have rectified the error.
Ricotta and Cherry Tomato Crostini
 on 28 Feb 17 11:03 AM
5

crumbled ricotta cheese is a great cheese to use on any toast or crostini. Top with cherry tomato and sprinkled with sea salt makes a fab starter. How i love the sea salt as it makes all the difference.
Tarla Dalal
28 Feb 17 04:43 PM
   Very true sea salt makes huge difference in taste. Do keep trying more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!