> Skip to content

Recipe  •  1 February 2021

 

Ricotta and fruit bruschetta

A slightly sweet ricotta spread livens up toast and pairs wonderfully with a pear and banana topping in this delicious morning starter.

This high-protein, fibre-rich breakfast will keep you feeling satisfied for hours.

Ingredients

¼ cup full-fat ricotta cheese

1½ tsp honey, divided

3 drops almond extract

2 slices whole-grain bread, toasted

½ medium banana, peeled and cut into ¼-inch (.5cm) slices

½ medium pear (any variety), thinly sliced

2 tsp chopped walnuts

2 pinches of ground cinnamon

Method

1. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta, ¼ teaspoon honey, and the almond extract. Stir well.

2. Spread 1½ tablespoons of the ricotta mixture over each slice of toast.

3. Divide the pear slices and banana slices equally on top of each slice of toast.

4. Drizzle equal amounts of the remaining honey over each slice, and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the walnuts over each slice. Top each serving with a pinch of cinnamon.

Tip: You can make the ricotta mixture ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.


The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Beginners DK

The only guide you'll need to get started on the Mediterranean Diet, with 100 recipes!

Buy now
Buy now

More features

See all recipes
Recipe
Banana ice cream cheesecake

A sweet, oaty, hazelnutty base filled with a banana ice cream ‘cheesecake’ layer, then topped with blueberry compote. Yum!

Recipe
Hot Cross Bun Loaf

Try it fresh or toasted, this Easter treat is utterly delicious.

Recipe
Saucy vodka pasta

A delicious, boozy dinner party dish that's sure to impress.

Recipe
Toasted marshmallow and rhubarb cake

An epic celebration cake topped with decadent marshmallow icing.

Recipe
Seekh kebab toad in the hole

This is toad in the hole, Asian style!

Recipe
Pizza diavola

The perfect pizza for chilli lovers.

Recipe
Suckling lamb, pomodoro

A comforting lamb dish with potatoes, wine and passata.

Recipe
Sticky date pudding for everyone

It’s so moreish and delicious everyone will want a slice.

Recipe
Semolina ghriba (Moroccan coconut cookies)

Delight your book club with these delicious cookies from The Moroccan Daughter.

Recipe
Keto air fryer lemon pound cake

“Pound” cake comes from using a pound each of four ingredients, but Aaron Day shows how to get the same buttery-rich texture without the sugar and extra carbs in this delicious keto air fryer recipe.

Recipe
Fudge cake slice

This recipe has been a fan favourite for over a decade. Cut it into slices for the kids or into tiny squares as a treat with your cuppa. It also freezes well, so you can stash a few squares away for when no one is looking.

Recipe
Lasagne soup with cheesy garlic melts

This hearty soup is a proper hug in a mug. The ricotta and Parmesan topping really fulfills the 'lasagne' promise, but if you don’t want to bother you can just top it with grated cheese and it’ll still be a winner. The super-cheesy garlicky toasties are a good addition to any tomatoey soup — or just eat them on their own!

Looking for more recipes?

See all recipes