Ricotta, Pear and Almond Toast

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
What makes it great: Ricotta has more protein and less saturated fat than cream cheese.

Yield:

Serves: 1

Recipe Time

Prep: 2 Minutes
Cook: 3 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 314
Fat 13 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 13 g
Carbohydrate 37 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 25 mg
Sodium 266 mg

Ingredients

1 slice hearty multigrain bread
1 tablespoon sliced almonds
1/4 cup ricotta
1/2 small firm-ripe Bartlett or Anjou pear, cored, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon honey
Pepper, optional

Preparation

Toast bread to desired doneness. Place almonds in a small, dry skillet over medium-low heat and cook, stirring often, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl. Spread ricotta on toasted bread. Top with pear and sprinkle with almonds. Drizzle with honey. Finish with a grind of pepper, if desired.

Note:

February 2014