Crostini with Roasted Strawberry Tomatoes and Ricotta
Crostini are the perfect go-to appetizer. You can prepare all of the ingredients before hand and assemble right before the guests arrive. Rich roasted strawberry tomatoes tossed in balsamic vinegar are perfectly sweet against creamy ricotta.
Yields: 12 crostini
12 slices of baguette
12 Houwelings Strawberry Tomatoes on the Vine
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
6 tablespoons ricotta
2-3 basil fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 400F. Toss the strawberry tomatoes with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place in an oven proof dish and roast for 15-20 minutes or until the tomatoes just begin to burst. Remove from the oven, stir with the balsamic vinegar and set aside while preparing the remaining ingredients.
Brush both sides of the baguette with olive oil and place on a tray. Bake the crostini until golden, about 10-12 minutes.
Chiffonade the basil: Stack and roll up the leaves the slice thinly.
Assemble the crostini: Spread half a tablespoon of ricotta on each toast, top with a tomato, sprinkle with basil and finish with a sprinkle of salt and freshly ground pepper.
Courtesy Houweling’s Tomatoes
About Houweling's Tomatoes
HOUWELING’S TOMATOES is a family owned, world-renowned greenhouse tomato grower with facilities in Camarillo, CA and Delta, BC. Houweling’s is dedicated to delivering a full complement of scrumptious tomatoes, while constantly innovating to reduce its environmental footprint. Their tomatoes are grown from third party verified 100% Non-GMO seeds.