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Crostini with Ricotta, Black Olives and Mint
Crostini with Ricotta, Black Olives and Mint
(Crostini con Ricotta, Olive Nere e Menta)
 
 
Ingredients:

1 loaf of ciabatta or another peasant-style bread
1 to 1 and 1/2 cups ricotta cheese, room temperature
Oil-cured black olives, pitted and chopped
Lemon zest
Mint, torn into pieces
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, peeled

Directions:

Prepare a medium-hot charcoal fire in a grill or set gas grill to medium-high heat.

Cut bread into 1/2-inch thick crosswise slices.

Drizzle the bread with olive oil.

Grill bread slices until both sides have grill marks and slightly charred crusts, 4-5 minutes.

While hot, rub bread with garlic.

Slather 1 tbsp of the ricotta on top of each toasted slice.

Spread olives, lemon zest, and torn mint atop ricotta. Serves 4-6.

That's it!
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