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Bruschetta with plums, serrano ham and ricotta

August  4, 2010
3 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

It's summer in summer in the city and that brings out the lazy in my cooking. This month I'm all about easy, simple dishes that make the most of fresh ingredients and don't involve cranking up the stove. This is as easy as it gets. - LizC —LizC

Test Kitchen Notes

Instinctively my mind tells me to top bruschetta with roasted plum tomatoes, not red plums, but after this taste test I will be thinking out of the “plum tomato” box! This recipe is easy—I am mending a fractured shoulder and living proof just how easy the preparation is! Serve this at breakfast or brunch for a beautiful side that gives a burst of crunchy, creamy, salty, zesty and fresh plum sweetness with every bite! - lapadia —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 4 half-inch slices of crusty country bread
  • 2 Red plums, pitted and sliced into thin half moons
  • Fresh Italian ricotta (i used the amazing stuff from Salvatore Brooklyn)
  • 1 handful arugula
  • 1/8 pound Serrano ham, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  1. Grill the bread on one side
  2. Slather 2-3 tablespoons of ricotta on each slice of grilled bread
  3. Layer a few slices of serrano ham on each toast. Sprinkle arugula leaves on top of the ricotta. Do the same with the plum slices.
  4. Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil on each toast. Grind black pepper on top.
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7 Reviews

lapadia August 19, 2010
Congratulations on the EP!! It was fun being the taste tester for your recipe! (ps - everytime I hit the "reply to this" to reply to a reply it starts a new comment...have no clue why it doesn't continue on)
lapadia August 15, 2010
Hi LizC, just sent my taste tested written review to the editors for posting...YUM! In the meantime, I posted a photo for you!
LizC August 16, 2010
Hey - thanks so much!
LizC August 19, 2010
Thanks so much for the nice tasting notes. My first time on the EP list!
lapadia August 14, 2010
Hi LizC, I signed up to test this recipe! Love your picture...
LizC August 15, 2010
great. eager to hear what you think.
christian M. August 5, 2010
All about the ingredients. But I tried this last night right after you posted and ut was great. Yummy!