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Charred Bread with Ricotta and Cherry Salsa

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This cherry salsa recipe is also delicious as a condiment for grilled or roast pork or pulsed in a food processor to make a vinaigrette for a salad of tender greens.

Ingredients

8 servings

3 spring onions, preferably red, white/red and green parts separated, thinly sliced on a steep diagonal
5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
12 ounces fresh cherries (about 2 1/4 cups), pitted, cut into 1/3-inch-thick slivers
1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for brushing
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1 baguette, sliced in half lengthwise
12 ounces whole-milk fresh ricotta
Flaky sea salt

Step 1

Toss white/red parts of spring onions and lemon juice in a medium bowl to coat and let sit 10 minutes.

Step 2

Add spring onion greens, cherries, and 1/2 cup oil to bowl and toss gently again to incorporate; season cherry salsa with kosher salt and pepper.

Step 3

Prepare a grill for medium-low heat. Brush cut sides of baguette with oil. Grill, cut sides down, until bread is toasted and golden brown, about 3 minutes.

Step 4

Let toasts cool for a minute, then spread generous amounts of ricotta over both pieces. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Cut each half on a diagonal into 6 pieces. Arrange on a platter and, using a slotted spoon, top with cherry salsa.

Do Ahead

Step 5

Cherry salsa can be made 6 hours ahead. Cover and chill.

How would you rate Charred Bread with Ricotta and Cherry Salsa?

  • This is one of those dishes that tastes like way more than the sum of its parts. Totally worth the mess!

    • james7720

    • DC

    • 6/27/2020

  • The salsa was mostly spring onion with a bit of cherries added.

    • karenbonacorda2

    • New Jersey

    • 6/27/2019

  • Where can one find red spring onions in the suburbs?

    • laurak_d

    • 6/26/2019

  • beautiful, different and delicious appetizer. it ends up being a bit messy, but it's worth it.

    • brushjl

    • solon, ohio

    • 10/10/2017

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