Tomato Bruschetta with Ricotta and Basil
We wanted easy tomato bruschetta that we could make all year round. And it’d be good if the tomatoes didn’t tumble to the floor at first bite, too.
Why This Recipe Works
Normally, tomato bruschetta suffers from two main problems: watery, bland tomatoes and soggy bread. We ditched the tomato water by treating the tomatoes with salt and sugar and spinning them in a salad spinner to shed as much moisture as possible. We fixed the soggy toasts by making a moisture barrier of whipped ricotta cheese (arugula pesto and olive tapenade in the variations) and spreading it over the toasts before we topped them with tomatoes. The spread also acted as a glue that held the tomatoes in place.
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