Strawberry Salsa on Toast Smeared with Ricotta? Oh, Yes!
In case you’re looking for more ways to enjoy homemade ricotta, here’s a recipe that uses it as the creamy base for a brightly flavored strawberry salsa. And while adding green peas may seem odd, their sweet grassy flavor wonderfully accentuates the other elements.
The strawberry salsa is definitely the star of this show and it couldn’t be simpler. I chop up strawberries, add some jalapeños and scallions, pomegranate molasses, toasted almonds, salt and plenty of black pepper. It’s ready to be eaten as soon as it’s mixed, so there’s no waiting around involved.
I add a little salt, lime zest, and pepper to the ricotta, spread it on some baguette slices which I’ve drizzled with olive oil and toasted. Toss on some peas, then top it all with the salsa, and you’re good to go.
As an alternative to serving it in this manner, I’ve also sliced cold poached chicken breasts, topped them with the peas and salsa, and served it with the toasts spread with the ricotta. This is really delicious, too. The creamy milky ricotta is the perfect accent for the sweet/tart salsa, no matter how you choose to serve it. Yet another reason to make your own ricotta. And strawberry salsa.