Cherry Tomato & Strawberry Bruschetta

These topped toasts get a sweet-salty punch from the addition of strawberries and ricotta salata—a firm, saltier version of ricotta cheese. Look for it with other specialty cheeses at the supermarket, or substitute Parmigiano-Reggiano or pecorino.

Cherry Tomato & Strawberry Bruschetta
Photo: Leigh Beisch
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 2 cups chopped strawberries

  • 1 ½ cups halved cherry tomatoes

  • 1 small clove garlic, grated

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper

  • 4 slices whole-wheat sourdough bread (1/2 inch), toasted

  • ¾ ounce ricotta salata cheese, crumbled


  1. Combine strawberries, tomatoes, garlic and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside to macerate for 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Mix basil, 2 tablespoons oil and pepper into the strawberry mixture.

  3. Brush toasts with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Cut them in half. Divide the strawberry mixture among the toasts and sprinkle with ricotta salata.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

163 Calories
7g Fat
21g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1/2 toast
Calories 163
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 317mg 14%
Potassium 155mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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