Whipped Ricotta Toasts with Lemon and Basil
  • 1 crusty baguette
  • 15oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • Fresh basil leaves (about 1-2 per toast)
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Slice the baguette into ½ inch rounds. Brush lightly on each side with olive oil and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake toasts in the oven for about 10 minutes - flipping half way through, until golden brown. Remove from oven.
  4. While the toasts are baking, zest the lemon - set the zest aside. Add the ricotta cheese and lemon juice to a food processor. Blend on high about 2 minutes, until ricotta is whipped and smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. To assemble, spread a thick layer of the whipped ricotta onto each toast, then add fresh basil leaves. Sprinkle lightly with the lemon zest. Serve, and enjoy!
Recipe by Helpful Homemade at https://helpfulhomemade.com/whipped-ricotta-toasts-with-lemon-and-basil/