Strawberry Bruschetta

Blogger Paula Jones from Bell'alimento gives bruschetta a twist with ricotta, sweet strawberries and fresh basil.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 24

24
slices (1/2 inch thick) baguette (about 8 oz)
1
lb fresh strawberries, chopped
1
teaspoon sugar
1
container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
Balsamic vinegar
4
to 6 fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
Cracked black pepper to taste

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Place baguette slices on large ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 5 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix strawberries and sugar.
  • 3 Spread ricotta cheese over each toasted baguette slice. Top evenly with strawberries. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar; sprinkle with basil and pepper.

Expert Tips

For even more flavor, drizzle a little honey over the ricotta or sprinkle with grated lemon peel.

Chèvre (goat) cheese can be substituted for the ricotta.