Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Tangerine Ricotta Toast with Strawberries and Honey

Country bread that's toasted golden is topped with a blend of ricotta and tangerine, then topped off with sliced strawberries and a drizzle of honey.  Move over avocado toast, ricotta toast is here!

Tangerine Ricotta Toast with Strawberries and Honey

Spring is almost here and it's time to start introducing some lighter meals into our daily menus.  Today's post is a wonderfully light breakfast idea that's extremely easy to make.  As an alternate to spreading butter or cream cheese on your morning toast why not try some ricotta cheese that gives your a burst of protein?  Ricotta is a wonderful fresh cheese that is great as a spread mixed with a little tangerine zest for a burst of flavor, then topped with some fresh strawberries and a drizzle of honey for sweetness.  What a great way to eat toast!

Be sure to come up with your own varieties of ricotta toast as the there is no limit but your imagination.  With all the fresh fruits that are coming up in this season you can make a different ricotta toast every day!

What ways can you serve ricotta toast?

  • Perfect for breakfast
  • Great as a snack
  • Dessert
  • Made savory as an appetizer
  • Great for brunch
  • Perfect for bridal or baby showers
  • Garden tea menu item

What Ingredients do I need?

  • Ricotta cheese
  • A Tangerine or Orange
  • Strawberries
  • Honey
  • Country Bread

Substitutions and Variations

  • Any berry or chopped fruit can be substituted for the sliced strawberry topping
  • Mix in fresh herbs with the ricotta for a savory spread
  • Mix in any citrus zest with the ricotta
  • Go savory and top with sauted mushrooms or grape tomatoes 
  • Use different types of bread such as a french baguette, pumpernickel, or whole grain

Kitchen Tips and Notes

  • Use the freshest ingredients for the best results since this is all about uncooked freshness
  • Cut your toast on the diagonal for cut toast points
  • Make crostini from a french baguette for smaller appetizer portions
  • There are no right or wrong ways to make this toast - use your imagination!

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Tangerine Ricotta Toast with Strawberries and Honey

serves 4

4 slices Country Bread
1/3 cup fresh Ricotta cheese
zest of one tangerine (or orange)
6-8 strawberries sliced
honey for drizzling

Toast the bread slices and cut in half.  

In a small bowl add the ricotta cheese and the zest of the tangerine (or orange).  Stir until combined well.

Spread the ricotta on each bread slice.  Top with sliced strawberries and then drizzle with honey.  Serve immediately.

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