Apr 4, 2018

Whipped Spiced Ricotta Toast

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Ricotta cheese is combined with honey, olive oil, red pepper and oregano for a slightly sweet and spicy seasoned appetizer.

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Whipped Spiced Ricotta Toast

Ricotta is a mild, soft and creamy Italian cheese that is made from the leftover whey created when making mozzarella and other similar cheeses. The texture and look is similar to cottage cheese. I always choose whole milk ricotta over part-skim because the latter can be watery.

whipped spiced ricotta toast recipe from cooking with cocktail rings

In this recipe ricotta cheese is combined with honey, olive oil, red pepper and oregano for a slightly sweet and spicy seasoned appetizer. It comes together in a matter of minutes and the grilled bread elevates it and makes it seem like you’ve been cooking all day.

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Whipped Spiced Ricotta Toast

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small loaf French bread, cut into 1” slices

Instructions:

  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the ricotta, honey and lemon juice until completely combined.
  • Spread out on a small plate and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle the top with red pepper, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large griddle or grill over medium-high heat. Add the slices of bread and cook until grill marks appear, about 1 minute.
  • Flip and cook for an additional minute. Remove and halve the slices. Serve warm with the ricotta.

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