This Strawberry Ricotta Toast is the most delicious 5 minute breakfast! The basil & strawberry mixture pairs perfectly with a honey sweetened ricotta spread. This is the best recipe for those Spring Strawberries!
I've seen lots of different ricotta toast combinations and I would enter this recipe in a contest against them. Bold statement, I know, but I'm that passionate about it.
This ricotta toast variation starts with a good quality bread, like french bread from a bakery or made fresh in the grocery store or at home. It's then topped with a simple ricotta and honey mixture. Fresh strawberries and chopped basil (my favorite part) is carefully placed over the spread and for a finishing touch-balsamic glaze.
It's really all about fresh ingredients with this one, and the combination is phenomenal.
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- It is such a fresh breakfast idea and is bursting with flavor
- Perfect for Spring and Summer months
- The recipe only takes 5 minutes to make
The Toast-A very important component! I like to use a french bread that is pre-sliced for toast, baked fresh from the grocery store. You want it toasted until just golden brown to create a crunchy bite.
Ricotta Cheese-I'm not going to lie, when I saw this ricotta toast trend start, I was a bit turned off by the ricotta part. When I think of ricotta, I want lasagna. However, I'm no longer against it. It has a really mild flavor that takes on the sweetness of the honey, and also adds this great texture. It has won me over.
Honey- For sweetness and makes the ricotta spread creamier.
Strawberries- Sweet and tart all at the same time. Look for fresh strawberries that are firm and juicy.
Fresh Basil- Don't skip on the basil. It is my absolute favorite ingredient in this toast and I promise it's even good for breakfast.
Balsamic Glaze- Just a nice drizzle of it right before serving adds a tangy and sweet taste. YUM!
See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Substitutions and Variations:
I'm not a huge fan of substitutions for this recipe, but here are a few that I'm ok with.
For the bread, you could substitute a sourdough or Italian round.
Not a fan of balsamic glaze? You can leave it off or drizzle with honey instead of the balsamic!
Any type of ricotta cheese can be used in this recipe, but I prefer the whole milk ricotta versus skim or low fat.
How to Make Strawberry Ricotta Toast:
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Here are the Step by Step Instructions for this Strawberry Toast. The ingredient amounts are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Step 1: Prepare the Toppings
Cut the strawberries into thin slices. Chiffonade the basil by rolling it up and cutting it into thin slices. It doesn't have to be perfect. Mine certainly isn't.
Step 2: Prepare the Ricotta Spread
Into a small bowl, stir together the honey and ricotta cheese. Set aside.
Step 3: Toast the Bread and Assemble
Toast the bread until crispy and golden brown. Spread the ricotta mixture over the slices.
Top with sliced strawberries, then fresh basil.
Step 4: Serve & Enjoy
Right before serving, drizzle on the balsamic glaze and enjoy!
- When making the recipe, don't add the balsamic glaze until right before eating. It likes to blend into the ricotta mixture and looks ugly.
- This recipe tastes best on well toasted bread, not burnt, but nice and toasted.
Ricotta cheese isn't just for lasagna filling. It tastes amazing paired with both sweet and savory recipes. It's great with eggs, over pizza and in calzones, salads, and on toast! Try it blended with honey and topped with strawberry and basil on this Strawberry Ricotta toast recipe!
Ricotta cheese is high in protein, which means it will keep you full longer and is a great breakfast option for this reason. It is still high in calories, but lower than most cheeses. It also is high in calcium for healthy bones!
This recipe is intended to make fresh and eat right away. If you want to save time, pre-slice the basil and strawberries ahead of time.
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