Ricotta, Pesto and Roasted Tomato on Bruschetta Recipe

Ricotta, Pesto and Roasted Tomato on Bruschetta Recipe

Tomatoes are rich in a powerful antioxidant called lycopene, known to help reduce the risk of stroke by lowering cholesterol levels and reducing blood clotting. It also helps dampen inflammation in the body.

Serves: 4

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Ricotta, Pesto and Roasted Tomato on Bruschetta Recipe

By: Lisa Guy

Tomatoes can help to dampen inflammation in the body. Enjoy this lovely take on bruschetta.


Servings

4

Prep time

Cook time

Recipe


Ingredients

  • 500g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • Cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 slices sourdough
  • 200g ricotta
  • ½ cup fresh pesto (homemade or store-bought)
  • Small handful fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped

Method


  • Preheat oven to 180°C and line baking tray with baking paper.
  • In medium bowl, toss tomatoes with paprika and some olive oil, then place on baking tray and bake for 10 mins.
  • Brush sourdough with olive oil, place in frying pan and toast each side for around 2 mins, until golden.
  • Spread sourdough with ricotta, roasted tomatoes, spoonful of pesto and sprinkle with fresh basil leaves to serve.
  • Tip: For smaller bite-size servings, use sliced sourdough long loaf, spread with ricotta, a dollop of pesto and a cherry tomato on top.

  

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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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