Char-Grilled Nectarine & Ricotta Bruschetta

Justine Drake, Nectarines

A quick and easy snack filled with the goodness of fresh nectarines
• 25
• Serves 4
• Medium


• 4 Nectarines firm, ripe, depipped, halved
• Half Cup Ricotta Cheese
• Parsley finely chopped
• 1 lemon Lemon Peel grated
• Olive Oil
• Salt
• Pepper
• 8 slices Ciabatta toasted
• Balsamic Glaze
• Watercress or Rocket


1. Heat a griddle pan until smoking hot
2. Place nectarines (or peaches) cut side down and cook until griddle lines appear. Remove and set aside
3. Mash ricotta with parsley and lemon. Add a splash of olive oil and season to taste.
4. Top ciabatta toasts with ricotta, slice nectarines into quarter and arrange on top of ricotta
5. Drizzle with ricotta glaze, top with leaves and finish with a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of seasoning.