Ricotta and plum crostini

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

4 Servings

Ricotta and plum crostini

Ricotta-plum crostini recipe
Photo by Roberto Caruso

These fruity and creamy crostini slices pair perfectly with a side of maple-balsamic arugula salad for a satisfying lunch or light vegetarian dinner.


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup extra-smooth ricotta
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 12 thick slices of baguette , diagonally sliced, 1/4-in. thick (about 1/3 baguette)
  • 1 ripe plum , cut into 12 wedges

Instructions

  • Position oven rack in upper third of oven. Preheat broiler.
  • Stir ricotta with salt in a medium bowl. Season with pepper. Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet. Spoon 2 heaping tbsp ricotta mixture on each baguette slice. Broil in upper third of oven until ricotta is warmed through, 2 to 4 min. Top each slice with a plum wedge. Serve with Maple-balsamic arugula salad.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 139,
  • Protein
  • 6 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15 g,
  • Fat
  • 6 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 268 mg.
Wine Pairings

RICOTTA-PLUM CROSTINI
Pair it with: A crisp, cool white.
This bright and refreshing sauvignon blanc from Bordeaux – mostly known for its reds – is a perfect complement to the ricotta and tangy balsamic. Its flavours also mirror the green, peppery arugula. Our pick: 2010 François Lurton Sauvignon Blanc, France, $12.

Side Dish: Maple-balsamic arugula salad

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