Crostini with Ricotta, Truffle Honey, and Smoked Salts

Crostini with Ricotta, Truffle Honey, and Smoked Salts
Viviane Bauquet Farre

Four ingredients: bread, ricotta, honey, and salt — the essence of simplicity.

Let's take that freshly baked baguette from your corner bakery, light and fluffy homemade ricotta, ambrosial truffle honey, and pungent smoked salts and transform a simple dish into a celestial one.

These crostini make superb hors d'oeuvres, but you can also serve them as a light cheese course, a prelude to dessert. Either way, they're pure heaven to the taste buds.

On a side note, I tend to prefer white truffle honey because it has more flavor than honey infused with black truffles. You can find truffle honey and smoked salts in gourmet and specialty food stores.

Now I'm craving one of these crostini… Off to the kitchen I go!


Preheat the broiler on high. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and toast under the broiler on each side until golden brown. Top each bread slice with 1 ½ tablespoons of the ricotta. Place the crostini on a serving platter. Drizzle each slice with a little truffle honey (about ¾ teaspoon). Generously sprinkle the crostini with smoked salts and serve immediately while the bread slices are still warm.


Calories per serving:

83 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 52g 80%
  • Carbs 164g 55%
  • Saturated 31g 157%
  • Fiber 4g 15%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 78g
  • Monounsaturated 14g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 59g 118%
  • Cholesterol 188mg 63%
  • Sodium 1,277mg 53%
  • Calcium 852mg 85%
  • Magnesium 93mg 23%
  • Potassium 619mg 18%
  • Iron 8mg 45%
  • Zinc 6mg 41%
  • Phosphorus 754mg 108%
  • Vitamin A 443µg 49%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 79%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 84%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 41%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 18%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 243µg 61%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 21%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin K 5µg 6%
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