Michael and I have been working from home over the last year and a half, and finding exciting new things to eat for lunch has been such a struggle. I'm not a big breakfast eater, so I'm usually ravenous by noon and don't have the energy to put a lot of thought into what I'm shoving into my mouth. My go-to is a finger bowl of nuts, cheese, apples, and peanut butter, but, to my surprise, even cheese gets boring after a while (although my current obsession is Flamin' Jack from Sam's Club, and it's GOOD).
Michael's mom has been giving us a ton of fresh produce from her garden, including some super sweet peaches. She's also been known to throw in a loaf of sourdough from time to time, so last week I topped a few slices with leftover ricotta, peaches, basil (from our garden), and Mike's Hot Honey. It was such a hit with Michael that he's been asking for it all week. It's nothing fancy--I'm sure you've had something similar before--but it's fast, simple and helps me get through my work day.
Here's what we use for this peach ricotta toast...
- Sourdough. We use thick slices of a crusty sourdough loaf, but this would be great with french bread or any other crusty bread, too. We slather it in olive oil and toast it in the air fryer, which makes it crisp and delicious.
- Ricotta. We use whole milk ricotta, but you can use whatever you like or have on hand. Burrata would also be great! We started eating this recipe because I had leftover ricotta from a lasagna recipe, so you can get creative if you have something else on hand that's similar in taste and texture...cottage cheese might work, too!
- Honey. We like to sweeten the ricotta with a little bit of regular honey before adding the hot honey on top of the toast, but feel free to omit, or if you really like heat, use the hot honey in this step too!
- Peaches. You could also try nectarines, plums, or even blackberries! We're all about summer fruit right now.
- Basil. We add this to the top--the flavor of the basil really balances the sweetness of the peaches and the heat in the hot honey.
- Hot honey. I saved the best for last. We drizzle a generous amount of hot honey on the top of the toast and it is SO GOOD. Seriously, don't skip this step--it makes the toast special. We use Mike's Hot Honey--you can find it online or in most grocery stores. Trader Joe's also has their own hot honey!