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Whipped Ricotta Toast with Balsamic Cherries

Whipped ricotta toast with deep red, fresh cherries tossed in balsamic vinegar and scattered with some chopped basil leaves. So pretty, so easy and so delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 438kcal
Author: Emily Kemp


  • 8.8 oz (250g) cherries
  • 8.8 oz (250g) ricotta
  • zest of 1/4 lemon
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small bunch basil , finely chopped
  • 4 slices of ciabatta bread
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Brush each side of the bread with a little oil then place on a hot griddle pan until toasted on each side, there should be nice char marks on the bread.
  • Cut the cherries in half and remove the stones and stalks. Add to a bowl with the balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to combine and set aside.
  • To make the whipped ricotta, add the ricotta to a food processor with the lemon zest and a pinch of salt and pepper. Blend for a couple seconds until smooth and creamy.
  • Spread the toast generously with ricotta and top with cherries. Finally, scatter over some finely chopped basil and serve.


Please note this recipe was tested and developed using metric measurements all imperial measurements are approximate.


Calories: 438kcal