Sunset Supper with Ricotta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey Bruschetta

Fresh and light, this Ricotta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey Bruschetta is a hit at every party!

Ricotta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey Bruschetta

Enjoying an outdoor dinner party is exactly what we did last weekend when our friends came over on a hot summer’s eve. Our good friend, Judy, brought Martha Stewart’s Ricotta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey Bruschetta for an appetizer, and it was so fresh and scrumptious!

The secret is to find really good, sweet and creamy ricotta. I’d say our night was pretty sweet, even though it was very warm out. The one thing about Oregon is that we do not suffer with humidity, which makes entertaining in the outdoors a little easier than some areas. Dry heat is manageable.

Ricotta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey Bruschetta

We sat out under our party lights, everyone contributed a dish, and Paul and I barbecued chicken and steak. The tables were set with daisies and yellow billy balls down the center, on yellow paisley tablecloths. We kept the level of formality in check by mixing in casual MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check plates, black cloth napkins, and dollar store glasses.

Ricotta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey Bruschetta

I’m pretty sure that my husband couldn’t find his own apron! LOL Added a frozen cherry to each glass. YUM!

Ricotta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey Bruschetta

Ricotta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey Bruschetta

Personalized each place setting with little ceramic erasable place cards. Normally I set up a beverage station, but this time we set the bottled water and wine right on the table!

Ricotta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey Bruschetta

We served buffet style inside, and enjoyed our meal at sunset. It was a beautiful night, with a magical summer light peeking through the trees.

Ricotta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey Bruschetta

Our friends sent us off with hugs, prayers, and well wishes for our trip to Tanzania (you can follow along on instagram #ProtectorsNationAfrica), which for us, was the icing on the cake. Love and support and years of friendship mean the world to us!

Now back to the amazing appetizer. Judy made Martha Stewart’s Ricotta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey Bruschetta which was the perfect way to start off our sunset supper! Just take a peek at these, and I do believe your mouth will water, and you will want a bite NOW. :)

What’s your favorite dish to make with ricotta cheese?

Ricotta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey Bruschetta

Ricotta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey Bruschetta

Prep Time: 15 minutes

From Martha Stewart online.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh ricotta
  • Lemon zest
  • Toasted bruschetta (baguette bread)
  • Basil leaves
  • Delicate honey, such as acacia

Directions:

Prepared baguette toasts.

Mix fresh ricotta with lemon zest, and spread onto toasts (do not rub with garlic or drizzle with oil in this variation).

Add a few basil leaves, and drizzle with a delicate honey, such as acacia.

Ricotta with Lemon, Basil, and Honey Bruschetta

6 comments

  1. OH YUM! I’ve been looking for an excuse to make homemade ricotta, and I think this is it!

  2. Oh my goodness I am soooo making this perfect appetizer soon! Miss you! xo

  3. Looks like you had a great dinner! Loving that bruschetta, mouth watering for sure!

  4. We made this tonight. It was so delicious ! This is a keeper for all of us! It was so easy to make and so lite tasting. I am having a New Years party and will be putting this on the table!

  5. Made this tonight for my book club, but truly had to wing it for proportions. Perhaps you could revise this recipe to include measurements? I winged it – but was anxious! In the end, flavors were great

  6. This sounds delicious! Just wondering if anyone has found the ratios for this recipe? Thanks can’t wait to try it!

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