Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Crostini

Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Crostini www.bellalimento.com

Crostini are amazing little bites of crunchy toasts topped with just about anything your heart desires. While Brushetta may get the most attention, and hello yes there’s a reason for that, it’s amazing, this version, let’s call it the second cousin to Brushetta is definitely a taste turner and one that you won’t soon forget. It’s easy, just about effortless and yes perfect for entertaining. Or keeping for yourself and eating it as your sole lunch, not that I’ve done that or anything ehem.
Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Crostini www.bellalimento.com

I’m currently in a race to keep the squirrels away from my cherry tomatoes. I’m stubborn and let’s hope slightly smarter than they are. So far I’m happy to report that I’m winning. I’ve found that if I bring the tomatoes inside once they start to turn the slightest red and place them on my window sill to finish ripening they will leave them alone. Apparently my squirrels only like the red, ripe ones. I will say they have good taste. Annoying as they may be. I suspect they’ll have their feast when I’m on vacation soon. Sigh.

Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Crostini www.bellalimento.com
While it’s not high on my list to heat up my oven in the summer time, I make an exception for roasted tomatoes. Low and slow is an optimal but if you’re slightly impatient (ehem raising hand) then high and quick also will work. This method takes about 20 minutes. You can make a big batch of these beauties and use them in several dishes. I highly recommend that as you’ll snack on half the tray if you’re anything like me.

Get my ROASTED TOMATO AND RICOTTA CROSTINI RECIPE on Parade Magazine where I am a featured contributor.

Baci!

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16 Comments

  1. 1

    OMG, this looks amazing! I’d love to have this as an afternoon snack right now!

  2. 2

    This looks like crostini heaven, love the roasted tomatoes!

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  4. 4

    Roasted tomatoes are one of my all-time favorite things, so this looks amazing! And I hear ya on the squirrel problem…except my issue is more with Squirrel and Bug stealing all the cherry tomatoes, more than the neighborhood squirrels. Go figure. 😉

  5. 5

    The roasted tomatoes make my mouth water. I could eat an entire plate of these.

  6. 6

    I have actually been craving this and I missed the farmers market this week. Gotta get more tomatoes and then I’m going to make this, so gorgeous!!

  7. 7

    Thiisisisisisisis is what I live for.

  8. 8

    Smart squirrels. Smarter gardener! Your appetizers are lovely, Paula.

  9. 9

    What a delicious and great looking snack. yum, yum, yum 😀

  10. 10

    These are gorgeous! Love the roasted tomatoes!

  11. 11

    Mm-hmm. This is happening.

  12. 12
    georges /

    superbe je bave !!!! i will try it

  13. 13

    Ohhhhhh, how I love roasted tomatoes. Can’t wait for our garden to produce more than just a few little tomatoes a day…soon!! This crostini is gorgeous!

  14. 14

    Wow. Simply divine. I love this. I guess you could mix them up a bit and make a few different ones. Great post.

  15. 15

    I want to lick that little Weck jar CLEAN!!

  16. 16

    This roasted tomato and ricotta crostini sounds delicious. Thanks for the post and for the link to the recipe.

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