Whipped Ricotta Bruschetta

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In a world of complex culinary creations, sometimes the simplest dishes that leave the most lasting impression. Whipped Ricotta Bruschetta features crispy toast topped with velvety whipped ricotta and a vibrant medley of tomatoes and peaches. It’s a flavor combo that’ll have your taste buds dancing the tango.

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Whipped Ricotta

Let’s talk about the star of the show first—the whipped ricotta. Creamy, dreamy, and utterly irresistible, it’s a texture that’s smoother than a silk scarf. The ricotta, whipped to perfection, takes on an ethereal quality that practically melts on your tongue. With a subtle tanginess that balances the sweetness of the fruits, it sets the stage for a taste experience like no other.

I bought whole milk ricotta at my local Farmer’s Market and whipped it in a food processor with some spicy honey and a glug of olive oil until it was a smooth spreadable consistency.

Bruschetta Toppings

I chose to top my toast with a mixture of marinated tomatoes and peaches. The tomatoes give a burst of tanginess that’s harmoniously echoed by the ricotta, while the peaches add a luscious, juicy dimension that complements the creaminess of the whipped ricotta.

Easy Summer Recipe

The beauty of this dish lies in the simplicity of its preparation. Whipping up ricotta might sound fancy, but it’s easier than tying your shoelaces. Just pop it into a food processor, blender (or use an immersion blender) with a drizzle of olive oil and some regular or hot honey. You could also add basil, thyme or lemon zest depending on your preferences. A quick whirl turns humble ricotta into a luxurious base that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance.

Serve the whipped ricotta smeared on crusty baguette slices or your favorite crackers, and watch as your guests’ eyes widen with wonder at the explosion of flavors. It’s a dish that’s as perfect for an intimate picnic as it is for a fancy soirée under the stars.

The next time you’re looking to create a sensation at your table, try this whipped ricotta bruschetta topped with tomatoes and peaches – it will make your taste buds dance with joy.

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Whipped Ricotta Bruschetta


  • Author: jzmcbride

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In a world of complex culinary creations, sometimes the simplest dishes that leave the most lasting impression. Whipped Ricotta Bruschetta features crispy toast topped with velvety whipped ricotta and a vibrant medley of tomatoes and peaches. It’s a flavor combination that’ll have your taste buds dancing the tango.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 baguette (sourdough or plain)
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey or hot honey
  • 34 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 12 heirloom or cherry tomatoes
  • 12 peaches
  • (optional) fresh basil for garnish
  • (optional) balsamic glaze

Instructions

 

  1. In a food processor or mixer (or using an immersion blender) mix ricotta cheese, honey and olive oil until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Dice peaches and tomatoes and toss in a bowl with 1 teaspoon olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Slice baguette into 1/2 inch pieces. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and place in a 350 degree oven for 5 – 7 minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Spread the ricotta mixture on each toasted bread slice and then top with the tomato/peach mixture.
  5. If desired, drizzle with balsamic glaze and fresh basil.

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