Whipped Ricotta and Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

September 21, 2015 by Kari Karch

One of the easiest appetizers to make and one of the most requested from all of my friends. The trick is to rub the crostini with the whole garlic clove to infuse a ton of flavor. Happy Eating!


preparation time
5 mins

cook time




1 french baguette

5 large heirloom tomato diced

1 teaspoons sea salt

3 garlic cloves minced plus one whole clove

1 whole bunch fresh basil

8 ounces fresh ricotta cheese



1. Slice baguette into inch thick pieces, set aside 2. In a medium bowl, place a colander that fits into the bowl and add tomatoes and salt. 3. Let tomatoes drain off their juice for 10 minutes. 4. Toss tomatoes with garlic, basil, and pepper. 5. While the tomatoes are draining, heat olive oil in a large saut pan. Fry baguette slices on both sides till golden brown. 6. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel then rub with whole garlic clove. 7. Whip ricotta with whisk in a small bowl then spread about 1 tablespoon onto each slice. 8. Top with tomato mixture and drizzle a good quality olive oil over the top.

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.