The secret ingredients that bring out the natural sweetness in this appetizer are fresh strawberries and roasted tomatoes. Use a whole grain baguette for this sweet and savory appetizer. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 15x10-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Arrange tomatoes and shallots in prepared pan; sprinkle with salt. Bake 45 minutes or until tomatoes are light brown and slightly dry and shallots are golden, stirring twice. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in strawberries; cool slightly.

  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine ricotta cheese, honey, and lemon zest.

  • Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F. Cut bread diagonally into 20 slices; lightly coat both sides with cooking spray. Place on a large baking sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until light brown and crisp, turning once.

  • Spread bread slices with ricotta mixture. Top with tomato mixture and balsamic glaze, basil, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

115 calories; 2.8 g total fat; 1.3 g saturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 188 mg sodium. 175 mg potassium; 18.2 g carbohydrates; 1.8 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 5.2 g protein; 533 IU vitamin a iu; 11 mg vitamin c; 14 mcg folate; 76 mg calcium; 11 mg magnesium;