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whipped spiced ricotta dip with grilled bread

Whipped Spiced Ricotta Toast

Ricotta cheese is combined with honey, olive oil, red pepper and oregano for a slightly sweet and spicy seasoned appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cheese, dip, easy appetizer, grilled bread, ricotta, spiced, toast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 4


  • 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


  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the ricotta, honey and lemon juice until completely combined. This can also be done in a food processor fitted with a blade attachment.
  • 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.