Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

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


  1. Rinse, then halve cherry tomatoes.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine ricotta cheese, spinach, basil, and chives.
  3. Toast bread slices, then drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Assemble by layering toast with ricotta mixture and tomatoes.
  5. Serve 1 slice to each student. Enjoy!

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