Berry or Cherry Ricotta Toasts

From What’s in Season: a Visit to Brentwood

Photo by Rachel Stanich

 

Here’s a delicious summer breakfast or snack that really shines when made with fresh-picked berries or cherries and a sturdy bread like Pugliese, sourdough, or pumpernickel.

Serves 4

  • 1 pint fresh berries or cherries (any type)
  • ¾ cup ricotta cheese (or goat cheese)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or 1 tablespoon blackberry or raspberry preserves
  • 4 slices buttered toast
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios
  • Honey for drizzling

Wash and drain the fruit. If using strawberries, slice them. Cherries should be sliced and pitted. Swirl ricotta with the honey or preserves. Spread on toast and top with berries and pistachios. Drizzle with more honey, if you like.