Have you heard? Toast is trending! Shake up your breakfast routine with this easy recipe or devour it as an afternoon snack. To use up any leftover ricotta cheese, spread it on tomato slices, sprinkle breadcrumbs on top, and broil for a few minutes.
Tomato & Ricotta Toast
Calories127 Per Serving
Protein12g Per Serving
Fiber3g Per Serving
Cost Per Serving$1.03
|Total Fat||1.1 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.2 g|
|Trans Fat||0.2 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.2 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||16 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|
1 lean meat, 1 starch
1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons chopped green onion or scallions
3/4 teaspoon sodium-free Italian seasoning
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 slices whole-grain or whole wheat bread (lowest sodium available)
2-3 medium tomatoes (thickly sliced)
In a small bowl, add ricotta cheese, chopped scallions, Italian seasoning, and black pepper. Use a spoon or spatula to combine.
Meanwhile, toast each bread slice and thickly slice each tomato. To assemble, spread each piece toast with ¼ cup ricotta mixture and top with tomato slices. Serve.
Cooking Tip: The same amount of chopped chives or red onion can be substituted for the scallions.
Keep it Healthy: Compare labels for Italian seasoning, making sure to go with the one without any added sodium. Or, consider making your own using equal proportions of the following dried herbs: basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and garlic powder.
Tip: Serving size 1 toast
Tip: Prefer to turn this toast into a hot sandwich for lunch? Simply place toast on a foil-lined baking sheet and pop under the broiler until cheese is melty, about 1 to 2 minutes.
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