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Lemony Herbed Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Bruschetta

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This is the perfect start to any meal

Making bruschetta is a smart way to use bread that’s beginning to pass its prime. Here, the baguette is toasted, and then topped with bursting, roasted cherry tomatoes and creamy ricotta mixed with a host of Italian herbs. — One Sheet Eats.

Ingredients

  • 1 (4-ounce) whole-wheat French bread baguette
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/8 Teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/8 Teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 6 Ounces ricotta cheese (about 3/4 cup)

Directions

Preheat the broiler.

Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Slice the baguette into 8 thin slices; arrange on the baking sheet. Toast the bread under the broiler until golden brown, about 3 minutes, turning the slices halfway through. Remove from the oven.

Remove the bread from the baking sheet.

Reduce the oven temperature to 450°F. Toss the cherry tomatoes with the oil, 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper, and sugar; place the tomatoes on the baking sheet and bake at 450°F for 20 minutes.

Using a rubber spatula, fold the basil, thyme leaves, oregano, lemon rind, and lemon juice into the ricotta.

Spread 11/2 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture evenly over each toast; top with the roasted tomatoes.

Sprinkle the toasts evenly with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.

Recipes excerpted with permission from One Sheet Eats by Oxmoor House (Time Inc. Books, 2017)