Ricotta toast gets an Asian flair with edamame beans, sesame oil & brown mustard seeds. I could do a whole post on edemame beans. They are so nutritious (lots of protein, not so many calories), yummy, versatile, and fun to eat. You might have seen them at your Japanese restaurant, as they’re usually an appetizer option. They are super accessible now, and are very convenient because they usually come frozen, both shelled and not. I always have a stock of both in my freeze because the ones in the pods make an excellent snack and the shelled ones are perfect to add to dishes. Anyways, enough about that because you get the point – they’re amazing, which is why I chose to put them on my ricotta toast.
To pair with the edamame beans, I kind of ran with the Asian flavor profile, and chose sesame oil and brown mustard seeds. Sesame oil adds such a depth of flavor, but is pretty pungent, so use it sparingly because a few drops goes a long way. I chose to top off this great toast with brown mustard seeds for a few reasons. 1. I love mustard; 2. I had mustard seeds lying around from a different recipe from earlier this week; 3. The mustard flavor works perfectly with the other ingredients; 4. Look how cute it is! Brown mustard seeds have the same mustard flavor you’re used to from the typical whole grain mustard, but are surprisingly mild in flavor. If you don’t have mustard seeds, feel free to put a little dab of whole grain mustard on your toast instead.
The creamy ricotta, nutritious edamame, spice of the mustard seeds, and deep flavor of sesame oil makes the perfect combination the eat atop your favorite piece of toast. This ricotta toast is loaded with flavor and packed with nutrients, making it the perfect breakfast or snack option. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Hugs & kisses and all my best wishes!
- 1 Slice of bread
- 1-2 tbsp ricotta cheese
- 2-3 tbsp shelled edamame beans
- 1/4-1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp brown mustard seeds (or 1/2 -1 tsp whole grain mustard)
- Toast your slice of bread to desired doneness.
- Spread ricotta cheese on your toast. Top with edamame beans. Drizzle sesame oil and sprinkle brown mustard seeds over the top.
- The measurements of ingredients are just a basic guideline and how much you use depends on your tastebuds, the size of your bread, etc.