While working with Wayfair on their Emagazine last month on the Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Dinner Party, I came up with this flavorful appetizer. A Strawberry and Honey Ricotta Crostini!
I loved the idea of using strawberries on a crostini, and paired with some balsamic, basil along with honey and ricotta cheese, it is an explosion of flavors!
My favorite part is that they looks super fancy, but they are so easy to make!
Be sure to head over to Wayfair.com for the full recipe and tips! P.S. This would also make a festive appetizer to share on the Fourth of July!
Strawberry Crostini with Honey Ricotta and Basil
Yields: 10 slices
1 baguette loaf cut into slices
16 ounces of fresh ricotta cheese
4 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons olive oil
fresh ground pepper
1 lb fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
5 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons honey
Set the oven to the broil setting. Place the sliced baguettes onto a cookie sheet. Drizzle the tops of the bread with olive oil. Place in the oven for about one and a half minutes, then flip the bread over, and broil
for another one and half minutes. Remove from oven.
In a small bowl, add ricotta, 4 teaspoons honey, 2 teaspoons olive oil, and fresh ground pepper to taste. Spread a thin layer onto the toasted crostini bread.
In a small bowl, add sliced strawberries, fresh chopped basil, and 2 tablespoons honey, and a little fresh ground pepper. Mix well, and allow strawberries to sit at room temperature for at least a half an hour
so juices begin to seep from strawberries. Spoon strawberries on top of ricotta mixture on toast and serve immediately.
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