This ricotta toast topped with blueberries, thyme and maple syrup perfectly straddles the sweet/savory line with the unexpected herbal addition.
I have a slight obsession with the combination of blueberries and thyme. One of my favorite appetizers to make is a crostini with goat cheese, blueberries, thyme and honey. It’s so simple to make, super tasty, interesting enough to grab people’s attention, but palatable enough for most to enjoy. The woody element of the thyme just pairs so well with the sweetness of the blueberry. I got the idea of the flavor combination from a cocktail. A friend of mine took me out for dinner and a “yay-you’re-finally-21” drink. I ordered the most interesting sounding cocktail, which had blueberries and thyme in it. To be honest, I hated the drink – I think there was some tequila in it, which I’m not a fan of. Of course I tried to pretend to be a sophisticated adult that enjoys such shmancy cocktails. That lasted for about three and half sips until I gave it up. However, the combination of thyme and blueberry has stuck with me ever since!
Each bite of this toast is a party in your mouth. The fresh burst of fruity blueberry paired with the woody flavor of thyme, then balanced out by the sweetness of the maple syrup is simply superb. Give it a try; you won’t be disappointed!
Totally random, but just look at how big and plump those blueberries are! They make the piece of toast look like it’s a mini-toast or something. I assure you, the bread is normal sized; the blueberries are just exceptionally ginormous.
So now we’ve come to the finale of my ricotta toast series. This was my favorite toast of them all, which is why I saved it for last! I really hope you love this as much as I do!
Hugs & kisses and all my best wishes!
- 1 Slice of bread
- 1-2 tbsp ricotta cheese
- 2-3 tbsp blueberries
- 1/4 tsp fresh thyme leaves
- 2-3 tsp maple syrup
- Toast your slice of bread to desired doneness.
- Spread ricotta cheese on the toast, and top with blueberries. Sprinkle thyme leave over the top and drizzle toast with maple syrup* (see note).
- * Alternatively, you can mix blueberries, thyme leave and maple syrup together in a bowl, then top the ricotta toast with the blueberry mixture.
- Note:The measurements of ingredients are just a basic guideline and how much you use depends on your tastebuds, the size of your bread, etc.