Tomato & Ricotta Toast

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Tomato & Ricotta Toast

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. 

Ingredients

Servings  4  

  • 1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green onions or scallions
  • 3/4 tsp. sodium-free Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 slices whole-grain bread (lowest sodium available)
  • 2-3 medium tomatoes, thickly sliced

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. In a small bowl, add ricotta cheese, chopped scallions, Italian seasoning, and black pepper. Use a spoon or spatula to combine.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

Tomato & Ricotta Toast

CaloriesCalories

127 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

12g Per Serving

FiberFiber

3g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$1.03

Nutrition Facts

Calories 127
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
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 236 mg
Total Carbohydrate 16 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 12 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 lean meat, 1 starch

Copyright © 2018 American Heart Association, Healthy for Good™. Every purchase helps fund the work of the AHA/ASA.

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. 

Nutrition Facts

Tomato & Ricotta Toast

CaloriesCalories

127 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

12g Per Serving

FiberFiber

3g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$1.03
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Calories 127
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
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 236 mg
Total Carbohydrate 16 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 12 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 lean meat, 1 starch

Ingredients

Servings  4  

  • 1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green onions or scallions
  • 3/4 tsp. sodium-free Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 slices whole-grain bread (lowest sodium available)
  • 2-3 medium tomatoes, thickly sliced

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. In a small bowl, add ricotta cheese, chopped scallions, Italian seasoning, and black pepper. Use a spoon or spatula to combine.
  2. 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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