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ROASTED TOMATO & RICOTTA TOAST

mayurisjikoni
Roasted Tomato & Ricotta Toast  is warm toast slathered with ricotta cheese and topped with garlicky roasted tomatoes. Perfectly enjoyable as breakfast, or served with some soup as a light meal option.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Light Meal
Cuisine International
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 - 6 slices bread
  • 250 g baby tomatoes (approx. a cupful)
  • ½ tsp oregano dried
  • ¼ tsp pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp red chilli flakes
  • 100 -150 g ricotta cheese (approx. ½ cup)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Switch on the broiler or grill of the oven to 200°C.
  • First, wash the tomatoes. Wipe them dry with a kitchen towel.
  • Line a baking tray with some parchment paper.
  • Take a small oven proof dish and add the tomatoes.
  • Add to the tomatoes 2 tbsp olive oil, chopped garlic, oregano and salt. Mix well.
  • Brush one side of the slices with the remaining oil. Save some to brush on the other side.
  • Arrange the bread slices on the prepared tray. One the side also put the oven dish with the tomatoes in it.
  • Roast the bread slices and tomatoes for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the tray from the oven, quickly turn over the bread slices. Brush them with the remaining olive oil.
  • Return the tray to the oven and roast for another 5 -10 minutes. Make sure the bread slices do not get burnt.
  • In the meantime mash the ricotta cheese in a bowl.
  • Remove the tray from the oven.
  • Add pepper powder and chilli flakes to the roasted tomatoes and mix carefully.
  • You will see a bit of the flavoured olive oil in the dish with tomatoes.
  • Spoon that liquid to the ricotta cheese and mix.
  • Apply the ricotta cheese on the toasted slices.
  • Divide the roasted tomatoes according to the number of bread slices toasted.
  • Top the ricotta with the roasted tomatoes and serve immediately.
  • Can garnish with fresh basil, mint or oregano.

Notes

  • The number of slices required will depend on the size.
  • Use any bread of your choice.
  • Add herbs of your choice.
  • Replace ricotta with paneer or feta if you wish.
  • To serve as a starter, use small slices of bread like baguette.
Keyword roasted tomato and ricotta crostini, roasted tomato and ricotta toast