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
half-inch slices of crusty country bread
Red plums, pitted and sliced into thin half moons
Fresh Italian ricotta (i used the amazing stuff from Salvatore Brooklyn)
Serrano ham, sliced
Extra virgin olive oil
In This Recipe
Grill the bread on one side
Slather 2-3 tablespoons of ricotta on each slice of grilled bread
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.
Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil on each toast. Grind black pepper on top.