Ricotta Toasts

a colorful plate filled with different types of cicchetti in a bar in Venice, Italy.  These include salmon roe with cucumber and ricotta, onion with anchovies and tuna with fennel

Ricotta toasts are the perfect foundation for your creativity to run wild.  In Venice, Italy you will find beautiful cicchetti small bites that range from fried meatballs to pickled seafood. In San Sebastian, Spain, pintxos. But hey, they are elegant, easy, imaginative, inexpensive, and delicious.

With toasted baguette and Simple Ricotta Cheese as the base, here are a few ideas for when you are cleaning out your fridge to prepare a gorgeous snack any time of the day.

Beautiful ricotta toasts with different toppings including strawberries, cucumber and dill, grapes with honey, arugula and cracked pepper, tomatoes and basil, peaches and blackberries, beet and dill, tomatoe and olives, prosciuotto and arugula
Colorful ricotta toasts

Savory Vegetarian

  • Cucumber and dill
  • Tomato, basil, balsamic glaze
  • Radish and watercress
  • Cumin roasted carrots
  • Roasted beets with dill
  • Sliced tomato and olives
  • Olive oil and pea tendrils
  • Grilled asparagus spears with lemon zest
  • Sautéed mushrooms with thyme
  • Roast peppers
  • Pickled peppadews
  • Butternut, walnut, and fried sage
  • Avocado, pepitas, cilantro and lime
  • Tapenade
  • Caramelized onions

Savory with Protein

  • Soft scrambled eggs with chives
  • Poached eggs with crispy pancetta
  • Salmon, caper, red onion
  • Caviar
  • Anchovies
  • Pickled shrimp
  • Ham, arugula, red onion, whole grain mustard
  • Roast beef with caramelized onions
  • Salami and fig
  • Prosciutto and balsamic
  • Grilled chicken with pesto
  • Flank steak with chimichurri

Make them vibrant and playful. They are simple, taste nice and a treat to the eye.

Ricotta toasts Sweetened with Fruit

  • Strawberry and mint
  • Peach and blackberry
  • Grapes and honey
  • Smashed raspberries
  • Cherries and pistachios
  • Apples and cinnamon
  • Pears with almonds
  • Caramelized banana with peanuts
  • Grilled pineapple with coconut
  • Sautéed stone fruits
  • Berries soaked in port

three types of ricottta toasts topped with fruit:  peache and blackberry, grapes with honey, and strawberries

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