Kalamata Crostini with Ricotta, Honey, and Thyme

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 5 min
Servings: 12 Skill Level: easy

These crostini’s are easy and quick to prepare. Great to serve as an appetizer or small plate. They are light, crunchy, zesty, and sweet without the guilt.


  • 1/2 baguette, sliced diagonally scant 1/2-inch thick
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup good quality whole milk ricotta (such as Bellwether Basket Dipped)
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1/2 cup Pearls Sliced Kalamata Olives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (lemon thyme, if possible)
  • 1-2 tablespoons mild honey
  • Flaky salt and cracked black pepper, for sprinkling

Cooking Instructions

  1. Brush the baguette slices on one side with a thin coat of olive oil.
  2. Spread the baguette slices on a small baking sheet and toast in an oven or toaster oven at 400°F until golden and crisp, 5-10 minutes.
  3. Let cool enough to handle.
  4. Spread the ricotta over the crostini, then use a microplane grater to grate lemon zest over the ricotta.
  5. Top each crostino with 2 or 3 olives.
  6. Sprinkle the crostini with the thyme leaves, salt, pepper, and drizzle with the honey. Serve right away.

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