Honey Toast with Broccoli and Garlic-Ricotta
As we all know, we have reached the highest from of Guru status when it comes to meal prep. If you are anything like me, it all fall flat on the weekends. Its seems that no matter how much I try, I just can get my meals on the weekend to work. Either I don’t eat enough or I eat everything in sight. I have yet to find an in between.
So to combat the horrid that is the weekends, I have come up with a really good snack that can actually serves as a nice light dinner. And its a bit on the fancy side. We all know that toast something or other is all the rave. So why no come up with our own healthy version. Plus, I use any excuse to find a way to add ricotta to a dish (grins widely). Lets Get In the Kitchen!
What You’ll Need:
1 baguette, sliced ½ inch thick
6 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 head of broccoli, using just florets chopped into ½ inch pieces
1 tbs of honey
1 tbs of white wine vinegar
½ tbs crushed red pepper flakes
1 ½ c ricotta
Salt and pepper to taste
What You’ll Do:
Place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 400°F. Arrange bread slices in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with 2 Tbsp. oil. Toss on baking sheet to coat, then arrange again in a single layer. Place broccoli and garlic on another rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with remaining 4 Tbsp. oil. Season generously with salt and toss to combine.
Place broccoli on top rack and bread on bottom rack and roast until bread is golden brown and crisp, 10–12 minutes. Remove bread from oven and continue to roast broccoli and garlic, tossing once, until broccoli is browned all over and garlic is tender, another 15–20 minutes. Let cool slightly.
Meanwhile, whisk honey, vinegar, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
As soon as garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze cloves out of their skins and mash in another small bowl to form a paste. Add ricotta and mix well; season with salt and black pepper.
Spread ricotta over toasts and top with roasted broccoli. Arrange on a platter and drizzle with honey mixture.