Lemon-Berry Ricotta Toast


Creamy ricotta cheese keeps fresh, sweet berries in place in this quick and simple breakfast. Good, crusty whole-grain bread will make all the difference here. Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries or a mix of the three all work well.

a recipe photo of the Lemon-Berry Ricotta Toast
Photo: Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food stylist: Annie Probst
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • ¼ cup whole-milk ricotta cheese

  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided

  • 2 slices whole-grain bread, toasted

  • ½ cup fresh berries, such as blueberries, strawberries and/or blackberries


  1. Mix ricotta, maple syrup and 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest in a small bowl. Spread onto 1 side of each toast slice. Top each toast with 1/4 cup berries and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon lemon zest.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

162 Calories
5g Fat
22g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 toast
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Vitamin A 158IU 3%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Vitamin D 3IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 26mcg 7%
Vitamin K 8mcg 7%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 27mg 6%
Potassium 136mg 3%
Zinc 1mg 9%

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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