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Herbed Cherry and Ricotta Crostini | CaliGirlCooking.com
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Herbed Cherry and Ricotta Crostini

With fresh cherries and basil gracing ricotta-smothered bread slices, these fresh, vibrant crostini will help you welcome in summer with ease.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 327kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 16 ounces fresh cherries, pitted and diced
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 10 ounces ricotta cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  • Turn the broiler in your oven on high. Cover a cookie sheet or large jelly roll pan with aluminum foil and place as many baguette slices as you can on it. Brush each slice (on both sides) with olive oil and place under broiler. Broil on high for 2-4 minutes each side (keep a close eye on them as they can go from perfectly toasted to burnt in a matter of seconds!) then remove and let cool. 
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cherries, shallot, lemon zest and balsamic vinegar. 
  • Once your crostini are cool, start generously spreading ricotta on each piece, then lightly sprinkle on salt and pepper.
  • Place a big spoonful (about a tablespoon and a half depending on the size of your slices) of the cherry topping on top of each piece, then sprinkle on the basil. 

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 329IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 2mg