Summer is hot. Summer is good times. But do you know what summer also is? QUICK and EASY recipes. No one (not even I do) likes to spend much time in the kitchen when you could just enjoy the sun. For these times this recipe is perfect. Quick but still fancy, easy but still extremely delish. Plus, you can make great use of the amazing summer stone fruits.
What is special about this recipe?
I think already when you hear or read the name you can kind of see that it is a little bit special. So, first of all, the grilled peaches. Have you ever had peaches grilled? if not, you NEED to try. It is a game changer. The sweetness is enhanced by the heat and the sugar inside the fruit kind of starts to caramelise. All in all – amazing. And then we have the ricotta. Well, ricotta as is already is pretty damn delish. But when you whip it (either in a food processor or with hand) it gets incredibly smooth and creamy. Plus, the honey gives it some extra sweetness and tanginess. And let’s not forget about the balsamic vinegar on to. It’s like the cherry on the top. It’s the combination of the sweet and hearty that makes this so special and amazing. Absolutely worth a try. And please, don’t be fouled by the fancy sounding name. It is super duper simple.
Is it healthy?
I would say so. So first of all, bread. I would recommend to use wholegrain bread since it does not only have the perfect size but also is it higher in fibre and nutrients. But you probably know that wholegrain bread is healthier than white bread. Peaches as a fruit are healthy. They are, since they are fruits, very high in vitamins and water. But also, they contain some sugar, which is totally fine. This sugar can be used better by your body as it comes with fibre but still, I would not overdo it, just as we shouldn’t do that with anything!
The ricotta is not unhealthy but not healthy. I guess it is somewhere in the middle. Compared to other cheeses, ricotta is not very high in calories. It does provide you with a good amount of protein but with that comes fat. Mostly unsaturated. A benefit of ricotta is that it is very high in calcium, which is great. I’m gonna be honest, I love incorporating ricotta into my diet because it is super delish, and as said, it is not unhealthy as long as it is consumed in moderation. You can find several other recipes on my blog with ricotta such as my French Toast with Whipped Ricotta and Figs or my Veal Stuffed Zucchini Cannelloni !
Substitutes and when to have it
This recipe is pretty versatile. If you do not have wholegrain toast, switch it out for another one or for some sourdough bread. No peaches on hand? Use apricots instead. Or you could even go for figs. If you are lacking ricotta you can simply use cream cheese in it’s place. Feel free to adapt the recipe the way you like it!
In terms of when having this, let me tell you, this is really up to you. I mean you can have it as a breakfast, totally, or as a brunch. I even love this as a lunch or dinner but it can also be served as a dessert or snack. So really, any time you want it. Since it combines sweet but also a little savoury, it is the perfect excuse to have it at any time!
Grilled Peach Toast with Whipped Honey Ricotta
Quick, easy, fancy, perfect for summer. Fresh fruit combined with crispy bread. Simply amazing!
What you will need
- 2 peaches
- 6 slices whole grain bread
- 200 g ricotta
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- some balsamic vinegar
Toast every slice of the bread. Half the peaches, depit them and cut them into about 1cm thick slices. Heat up a grill or a grilling pan. If it is a pan, melt the coocnut oil. Once hot, fry the peaches on each side for 2-3 minutes, then flip.
In a food processor or a bowl place the ricotta and honey. Whip it together until smooth or creamy.
When the bread is toasted, take it out of the toaster and spread with the ricotta. Place the grilled peaches on top. Finish off with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Enjoy!
I hope that you enjoy the recipe and love it as much as I do!
Katie // Une Petite Cuisinière