Sweet Ricotta Basil Toasts are a delicious snack or appetizer idea. These sweet & savory toasts combine buttery, crunch bread with a healthy smear of sweetened ricotta and honey. Topped with fresh basil for a tasty snack.
Are you looking for a vibrant, flavorful appetizer that is EASY, and quick to make? Look no further, these Sweet Ricotta Basil Toasts are PERFECT for your holiday gathering or party.
Seriously, with just 4 ingredients from start to finish, your guest will love the fragrant taste of the fresh basil, fresh ricotta, and sweet drizzle of honey or Truvia nectar.
The sweet attribute to these lovely appetizers comes from a new product on the market that is similar to a honey but has less calories.
It is called Truvia® Nectar, and is an ideal as a sugar, agave, or honey substitute, and goes great drizzled on fruits, and in drinks like tea. You can find it at stores like Target for under $5 per bottle.
I have to say, this Truvia® Nectar was so easy to use, and tasted great on my Sweet Ricotta Basil Toasts. While I do love honey, we all know how messy and difficult it can be to drizzle elegantly on dainty appetizers like these.
I love that the Truvia® Nectar is made with stevia leaf extract and allows people trying to manage their sugar intake to still enjoy a sweet treat.
If you are looking for a honey substitute that is still loaded with sweetness, and has a similar texture, this product is great. Best of all, I did not find an after taste while using the product for my Sweet Ricotta Basil Toasts.
I don’t know about you but I hate bitter aftertastes, and did not detect one. Of course everyone’s taste buds are different, but this product was sweet, smooth, and made the perfect drizzle.
Sweet Ricotta Basil Toasts
- 1 whole Ciabatta bread stick bread toasted until golden brown and cut into 3pieces
- 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup of small fresh basil leaves
- Truvia® Nectar *to drizzle
- Cut ciabatta stick into smaller 3-4" pieces.
- Toast bread in oven for about 5-8 minutes at 350.
- Once toasted, spread ricotta on each toast.
- Drizzle with honey or nectar.
- Top with fresh basil and enjoy!