Ricotta-Sweet Pea Toast

“How luscious lies the pea within the pod.”   Emily Dickinson

This easy-peasy(pardon the pun!) ricotta-sweet pea toast is so good, you’ll forget all about avocado! Using a really good sourdough cut thick, lemony ricotta cheese is heaped on then topped with minty peas.  Classic spring flavors made fresh on a toast.  So simple, so good, you’ll want to have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This toast packs all the protein of the ricotta plus more from the peas.   Did you know that just 3/4 cup of peas contains more protein than a whole egg or a tablespoon of peanut butter? (Edible New Jersey magazine)

To make it, I brushed a citrus-infused olive oil on a thick-cut whole wheat-seeded sourdough bread and toasted it.  To the ricotta, I added a good amount of fine lemon zest, some salt and pepper to taste  and a squeeze of lemon juice. I tossed the peas(frozen, thawed, uncooked) with another squeeze of lemon juice and chopped fresh mint.  To assemble, I heaped the seasoned ricotta onto the toast and topped it with the peas.  I finished the whole thing with lemon zest ribbons.  Yum.  New favorite tartine.  You are welcomed.

If you want to make an avocado toast, here’s my favorite recipe.

Making your own ricotta cheese is super easy.  Here is how!

12 thoughts on “Ricotta-Sweet Pea Toast

  1. This does sound like heaven Johanne! I had my first lemon ricotta ravioli the other night at a restaurant and fell in love! It was topped with fresh spring peas and was a gorgeous dish, but I would much prefer sour dough over the pasta. Fabulous!

    • That pasta dish sounds heavenly too! Trader Joe seasonally sells a lemon ricotta filled pasta and it is really lovely. But this toast, easy-peasy good! I know you’ll love it Jenna!

      Johanne Lamarche


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