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Nettle and Ricotta Bruschetta

Serves 5


  • 10 thick slices whole wheat baguette, rubbed with garlic
  • 1 cup young nettle leaves, blanched
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Dash of nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • While oven is heating, combine nettle leaves and garlic in a food processor. Process while gradually adding olive oil. Stir in ricotta cheese.
  • Cover baguette slices with spinach mix, then sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Place in top rack of oven and broil for 2-3 minutes.