Avocado toast is probably one of the most basic foods to date, alongside pumpkin spice lattes and kale salads. I mean, this simple (and delicious) avocado-on-bread craze has sprung up everywhere – from NYC to LA.

But people, it’s time for an upgrade. Don’t get me wrong, I am an avid lover of avocado toast – I even have a whole Instagram dedicated to it. But sometimes you just have to break away from the basic-ness and embrace the unconventional.

And that’s where ricotta toast comes in.

Yup, ricotta cheese on toast. Some of you may have already heard of it, maybe even tried it. Rest assured, the flavor combinations are endless, and I have a few recipes that will have you saying bye-bye to avocados forever (or at least until you crave some guac).

Pesto, Tomato & Balsamic Ricotta Toast

  • Prep Time:6 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:6 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 slice toasted bread
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoon basil pesto sauce
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
  • Drizzle balsamic vinegar & olive oil
  • pinch black pepper & salt
Photo by Brittany Arnett
Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 1

Spread ricotta cheese on toasted bread.

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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 2

Spread pesto sauce on top of ricotta cheese layer.

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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 3

Cut cherry tomatoes into halves and place on top of pesto layer.

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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 4

Add black pepper, salt, olive oil, and balsamic.

#SpoonTip: This tastes great with fresh or dried herbs, such as parsley or oregano! 

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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Grilled Peaches & Granola Ricotta Toast

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:3 minutes
  • Total Time:8 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 slice toasted bread
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 peach, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 tablespoon granola
  • Drizzle honey
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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 1

Spread ricotta cheese on toasted bread.

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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 2

Place sliced peaches on a greased skillet.

#SpoonTip: Using coconut oil to grease the skillet gives the peaches more flavor.

Step 3

Grill peaches on high on the stove for about 1.5 minutes on each side.

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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 4

Place grilled peaches over ricotta layer.

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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 5

Sprinkle granola over toast and drizzle honey as desired.

#SpoonTip: Cinnamon works well with this too.

Black Pepper & Olive Oil Ricotta Toast

  • Prep Time:4 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:4 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 slice toasted bread
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • pinch black pepper & salt
  • Drizzle olive oil
Photo by Brittany Arnett
Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 1

Spread ricotta cheese on toasted bread.

Step 2

Add black pepper & salt.

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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 3

Add olive oil as desired.

#SpoonTip: This recipe is would also taste great with sautéed spinach.

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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Banana, Tahini & Cinnamon Ricotta Toast

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 slice toasted bread
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1/2 banana
  • pinch cinnamon
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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 1

Spread ricotta cheese on toasted bread.

Step 2

Cut the half banana into coins.

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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 3

Place banana coins on ricotta layer.

Step 4

Drizzle tahini over banana layer as desired.

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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 5

Sprinkle cinnamon on toast.

Fig & Walnut Ricotta Toast

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 slice toasted bread
  • 1/4 cup ricotta toast
  • 2 tablespoon fig jam
  • 2 tablespoon walnuts
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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 1

Spread ricotta cheese on toasted bread.

Step 2

Spread fig jam over ricotta layer.

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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 3

Top toast with walnuts.

#SpoonTip: Try nutmeg for an added kick.

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Photo by Brittany Arnett

Strawberry, Pistachio & Honey Ricotta Toast

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 slice toasted bread
  • 2 strawberries, cut into thirds
  • 2 tablespoon pistachios, shelled
  • Drizzle honey
Photo by Brittany Arnett
Photo by Brittany Arnett

Step 1

Spread ricotta cheese on toasted bread.

Step 2

Place cut strawberries on top of ricotta layer.

Step 3

Sprinkle pistachios on toast.

Step 4

Drizzle honey on top, as desired.

Photo by Brittany Arnett
Photo by Brittany Arnett