Lettuce Grow


NOVEMBER 9, 2023





Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

10 mins

These Garden Herb and Ricotta Toasts are an ode to the simplicity and flavor of fresh garden produce. With thyme replacing tarragon, they make a delightful hors d'oeuvre or a perfect accompaniment to your dinner spread.



baguette, sliced diagonally into 1/2 inch slices

1 c

ricotta cheese (vo: Kitehill Cashew Ricotta)

1 (15 oz) can

cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1/4 c

fresh parsley, chopped

1/4 c

fresh dill, chopped

1/4 c

fresh chives, chopped

2 tbsp

fresh thyme


garlic clove, minced


lemon, zested

2 tbsp

extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing

1/4 c

vegetable stock

to taste

salt and freshly ground pepper


red pepper flakes, for garnish (optional)

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Brush the baguette slices with olive oil and toast them on a baking sheet until golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta, parsley, dill, chives, thyme, half of the minced garlic, and lemon zest. Stir in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season the mixture with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the remaining garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Add the cannellini beans and cook for another two minutes. Mash some of the beans with the back of a wooden spoon, then stir in the vegetable stock. Simmer on low, stirring occasionally, until the beans thicken. Season with salt to taste.

Step 4

Once the baguette slices are toasted, allow them to cool slightly. Then spread each slice with the herby ricotta mixture and top with the bean mixture.

Step 5

Garnish with additional chopped herbs and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for heat, if desired.

Step 6

Serve these elegant toasts as a charming hors d’oeuvre or as a delightful side to your main dinner course.

Their versatility and ease of preparation make them a fitting choice for a range of occasions, from a casual gathering to a more formal affair.