Beet & Ricotta Bruschetta

Garlic toasted baguette slices are a crunchy base for these easy and elegant appetizers topped with balsamic ricotta cheese, sliced beets and whole herbs.

Beet Bruschetta

Serves

15
Prep Time
15 min.
Cook Time
10 min.

Garlic toasted baguette slices are a crunchy base for these easy and elegant appetizers topped with balsamic ricotta cheese, sliced beets and whole herbs.

Ingredients

1 large (15-inch) baguette, cut into 1/2-inch slices (about 30 slices)

1 clove garlic, cut in half lengthwise

2 Tbsps. olive oil

2 cups (16 oz.) ricotta cheese

1 tsp. balsamic vinegar

salt and cracked black pepper, to taste

1 can (14.5oz.) Del Monte® Sliced Beets, drained

30 medium fresh basil or mint leaves

Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place bread slices on a baking sheet. Rub the top of each bread slice with garlic and brush lightly with oil. Bake about 10 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  2. Combine ricotta and balsamic in a small bowl; season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread 1 Tbsp. ricotta on each toast, top each with a beet slice and an herb leaf. Garnish with cracked black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil, if desired.


NOTE: Fresh mint or basil leaves may be substituted for spinach.

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