Bruschetta is a traditional antipasto dish–or an Italian first course. This version features ripe local cherry tomatoes, plus fresh herbs, greens, and spreadable cheese. It makes a great snack! For a no-heat classroom cooking activity, provide kids with their own ingredients so they can assemble their own open-faced sandwich at their desk.
Serves 20 children
- 2 pints local cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach, finely chopped
- 4 Tbsp. basil leaves, finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp. chives, finely chopped
- 2 baguettes, cut into 1/2 inch slices
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- Olive oil for drizzling
- Rinse, then halve cherry tomatoes.
- In a small mixing bowl combine ricotta cheese, spinach, basil, and chives.
- Toast bread slices, then drizzle with olive oil.
- Assemble by layering toast with ricotta mixture and tomatoes.
- Serve 1 slice to each student. Enjoy!