Cherry Tomato & Strawberry Bruschetta
ACTIVE: 10 min TOTAL: 25 min
These topped toasts get a sweet-salty punch from the addition of strawberries and ricotta salata—a firm, saltier version of ricotta cheese. Look for it with other specialty cheeses at the supermarket, or substitute Parmigianoreggiano or pecorino.
2 cups chopped strawberries
11/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
1 small clove garlic, grated
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
4 1/2-inch-thick slices whole-wheat sourdough bread, toasted
3/4 ounce ricotta salata cheese, crumbled
1. Combine strawberries, tomatoes, garlic and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside to macerate for 15 to 20 minutes.
2. Mix basil, 2 tablespoons oil and pepper into the strawberry mixture.
3. Brush toasts with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Cut them in half. Divide the strawberry mixture among the toasts and sprinkle with ricotta salata.
SERVES 8: 1/2 toast each
Cal 163 Fat 7g (sat 2g) Chol 3mg Carbs 21g
Total sugars 3g (added 0g) Protein 5g
Fiber 2g Sodium 317mg Potassium 155mg.