I usually start off with one ingredient that I am craving and build a simple dish from there.
Yesterday, I was craving ricotta cheese! weird I know!!!
As I walked into the produce section of my local Wholefoods grocery store my senses were consumed with all the fresh and beautiful foods. I grabbed the heirloom medley cherry tomatoes, basil, Brussel sprouts, blueberries, and mango. Before I knew it I was developing a dish. I then got the idea that I wanted to combine all these ingredients on a piece of bread. And that’s how it came to be.
For this recipe you will need-a baguette, and ricotta cheese.
-Cut the bread in one inch slices
-Spread a generous amount of ricotta cheese on each slice.
Heirloom Tomatoes, and guacamole
-cut about 8 tomatoes in half
-1 teaspoon of chopped basil
-homemade guacamole or store bought guacamole
-Add about a teaspoon of guacamole on top of the ricotta bread spread, then add 3-4 sliced tomatoes, sprinkle some salt and pepper on the tomatoes, and drizzle with olive oil
Brussel sprouts, blueberries and mango
-slice about 5 Brussel sprouts,
-peel and slice ¼ mangos into tiny chunks
-1/4 cup blueberries
-Add the Brussel sprouts, blueberries, mango chunks in a bowl and add your favorite salad dressing and place on several pieces of you ricotta bread.
Chickpeas, red peppers, and celery
-open and drain a 15 oz can of chickpeas
-dice about ¼ of the red pepper into tiny pieces
-slice 1 celery stalk
-pinch of salt and pepper
– 1-2 tablespoon of white vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
In a bowl combine the chickpeas, red peppers, and celery, salt, pepper, vinegar (I love vinegar so I use a generous amount), and olive oil. Mix, and then add to your ricotta bread.