Italian Ricotta Crostini with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe
Crispy toasted ciabatta bread topped with freshly cut olives and cherry tomatoes which can served as a light appetizer.
Italian Ricotta Crostini with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe is made ciabatta bread and topped with the more common Italian cottage cheese called “Ricotta”. Ricotta has a very ancient history in Italian cuisine. Applying a thick coat of Ricotta Cheese on oven baked Ciabatta makes for an ideal starter to a long party evening. The Ricotta topped Crostini can be made to look and taste more appealing with a generous topping of olives, tomatoes and basil. One can also sprinkle oregano and chilli flakes depending on taste preference.
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4 15 slices
- 1 Ciabatta bread , cut into smaller slices
- 15 Cherry tomatoes , halved
- 25 Del Monte Black Olives , sliced
- 200 grams Ricotta Cheese
- 15 Basil leaves , or oregano, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon Rosemary
How to make Italian Ricotta Crostini with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe
Making this easy Italian Ricotta Crostini with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes recipe requires pre-heating the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.
Arrange the ciabatta bread on a greased baking tray and drizzle with olive oil.
Toast the bread in the oven, placing them on the middle rack at 180 degrees Celsius for 7-8 minutes or until the sides of the bread turn brown.
Meanwhile, crumble the ricotta cheese and mix it well with the herbs and salt.
Spread the cheese evenly on top of the toasted pieces of bread.
Arrange the tomatoes and olives on top of the cheese.
You can drizzle Del Monte tomato ketchup on top and serve. Your Italian party appetizer is ready to be served with Desi Style Masala Pasta Recipe and Gulkand panna cotta for an Indo-Italian fusion dinner.!!!
Masterchefmom aka Uma Raghuraman is passionate about cooking and loves to experiment with Indian and World cuisine. She shares her experiences step by step and amazing recipes through her blog, www.masterchefmom.blogspot.in. A self taught and compulsive baker she tries to bring in right balance of taste, nutrition and presentation to all her dishes. A mother to two teenagers and having been with children as a school teacher for over five years, she understands child psychology and the role played by food in influencing their eating habits.