Ricotta and Spinach Crostini

Ricotta and Spinach  Crostini

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Dainty little slices of crisp bread, topped with appetizing ingredients like cheese, veggies, herbs and sauces, crostinis are undoubtedly one of the most popular starters from the Italian repertoire.

A platter of Crostini enjoyed with a bowl of hot soup is nothing short of a heavenly experience.

In this particular variant, the crostini is coated with a luscious and tasty spread of ricotta cheese and garlic, and topped with a scrumptious combo of spinach and sesame seeds.

Another unique aspect of this Ricotta and Spinach Crostini is that the bread is brushed with coconut oil instead of olive oil, a special touch that will make you go ‘wow’!

Ricotta and Spinach Crostini recipe - How to make Ricotta and Spinach 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


To Be Mixed Into A Ricotta Cheese Spread
1/4 cup crumbled ricotta cheese
1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/4 tsp sea salt
freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste

Other Ingredients
8 french bread slices
1 cup roughly chopped spinach (palak)
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp sesame seeds (til)
a pinch of salt
1/2 tsp honey for drizzling

Method
    Method
  1. Place the french bread slices on a greased baking tray and apply a little coconut 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. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the spinach and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  4. Switch off the flame, add the sesame seeds and salt and mix well. Keep aside.
  5. Place the toasted bread slices on a clean, dry surface and put a little of the ricotta cheese spread evenly over them.
  6. Put little of the spinach mixture evenly over each ricotta cheese spread layer and finally drizzle a little honey over it.
  7. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per crostini
Energy53 cal
Protein1.4 g
Carbohydrates8.6 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat1.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A488.3 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.3 mg
Vitamin C2.4 mg
Folic Acid10.5 mcg
Calcium10.7 mg
Iron0.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium6 mg
Potassium33.8 mg
Zinc0.2 mg

Reviews

Ricotta and Spinach Crostini
 on 11 Mar 17 05:14 PM
5

Interestingly very healthy combination of the ricotta and spinach on the crostini which was loved by my office colleagues at the get together.