Recipe: $4.70 | Per Serving: $0.78 | Yield: 6ish Toasts
RICOTTA. Is it not one of the best things ever? I absolutely love ricotta cheese. I can, and do, eat it by the spoonful. But this quick little recipe is for everyone, not just those over-the-top ricotta lovers like me. It’s super simple, and with fresh garden tomatoes, it’s a well balanced meal or snack. Garlic Ricotta Toasts with Tomatoes!
Garlic ricotta is exactly what it sounds like: ricotta with garlic. I recommend using a microplane or garlic smasher or the finest shredder on a box grater to make the garlic super finely chopped. This way it will blend well with the ricotta.
Also, the bread. Sure, you can use whatever sandwich bread you may have on hand, but it is infinitely better with No-Knead Bread (I make it whole wheat), or even some awesome artisan loaf from your farmer’s market. Whichever one you have time for will get the job done.
Basically, you’re going to get some ricotta and stir in some crushed garlic. Toast some bread, and spread the fancy garlic ricotta on the toasty bread, then add thick or thin slices of garden tomatoes and a little black pepper and coarse sea salt. If you’ve got it, a little basil would be nice, but it’s really not necessary. I think it’s the perfect balance of fresh and fatty for breakfast or for lunch or for a snack…or for those nights when you’re like, hey let’s watch Netflix for 3 hours and not actually cook dinner. Versatility on toast.
Paleo: No – and it’s not really worth it to make a Paleo version, but you could make cashew “ricotta” and use Paleo bread or sweet potato “toast,” but I think that would be an entirely different dish.
- 2–4 cloves fresh garlic, crushed/smashed/finely minced/shredded
- 15 oz ricotta cheese (I think that’s 1.5 cups)
- 6 pieces of bread for toasting
- 6–12 slices of garden tomatoes
- salt & pepper to taste
- Finely mince the garlic and stir together with the ricotta. Adjust with more garlic if desired.
- Toast the bread to your desired done-ness. I like a little crunchy and a little chewy.
- Spread the ricotta on the toast and top with fresh tomato slices, and salt and pepper to taste.