Taste5 Bomba & Ricotta Crostini

Taste5 Bomba Tomato & Ricotta Crostini
Crostini, simply translated, means little toasts and these are perfect for a light lunch, summer starter or even a canapé if you use smaller slices of bread from a baguette for example. The bright red of Taste5 Bomba! XXX paste contrasts with the white of the ricotta and the vibrant green of the basil – all the colors of the Italian flag on your plate. If you are in a real hurry, you can cut to the chase and leave out rubbing with the garlic and just top with a drizzle of olive oil instead.

Serves 4 as a light lunch

INGREDIENTS

8 slices of bread, sourdough/baguette – slightly stale works best
1 clove garlic
extra virgin olive oil
8 tablespoons Taste5 Bomba! XXX tomato paste
7oz ricotta cheese
8 basil leaves
freshly ground black pepper or Taste5 Umami Pepper

METHOD

Pre-heat your grill to high. Rub each slice of bread with the garlic clove and drizzle with olive oil. Toast each slice of bread on both sides until golden.

Spread on 1 tablespoon Taste5 Bomba! XXX tomato paste per slice of bread. Top with ricotta, a basil leaf and a grinding of  Taste5 Umami Pepper or black pepper.