Fresh Basket Ricotta on Whole Wheat Toast

Ricotta Toast

Known for its smooth yet thick texture and its mild and creamy taste, Basket Ricotta’s light flavor and low salt content make it perfect for sweet or savory dishes. Here, we suggest spreading it onto our hearty, freshly baked Market Bakery Honey Wheat bread, made with locally grown and milled flour, and topping with a variety of delicious ingredients. Give our ideas a try or
add your own favorite toppings!

Serves: 4
Difficulty: easy
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: varies

Ingredients

1 loaf Honey Whole Wheat bread (fresh from our Bakery)
12 oz Fresh Basket Ricotta (we recommend Bellwether Farms, found in our Specialty Cheese Department)

Berries & Honey
2 c mixed berries, washed and cut, if needed
2 T fresh mint leaves
¼ c honey, warmed slightly

Caramelized Bananas
2 T butter
2 semi-ripe bananas, sliced
4 T brown sugar

Dates, Pecans & Apricots with Olive Oil
4 pitted dates, sliced
¼ c toasted pecans (or almonds, walnuts, etc.)
¼ c dried apricots, chopped
2 T extra virgin olive oil
Fresh thyme and ground turmeric, for garnish, as desired

Prosciutto, Melon & Balsamic Vinegar
4 thin slices prosciutto, torn
½ c cantaloupe, chopped bite-size
2 T aged balsamic vinegar

Steps

Berries & Honey
Sprinkle berries and mint over cheese/toast. Top with warmed honey.

Caramelized Bananas
Heat butter over medium-high. Toss sliced fruit with brown sugar and add to pan in single layer. Cook 1 min per side, gently turning. Serve immediately over ricotta toast.

Dates, Pecans & Apricots with Olive Oil
Top ricotta toast with fruit and nuts, drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with herbs and a pinch of turmeric.

Prosciutto, Melon & Balsamic Vinegar
Layer prosciutto and melon over cheese, topping with vinegar.