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Ricotta and radish mini bagels

Easy & healthy spring appetizer: ricotta and radish mini bagels! | www.ricottaandradishes.com

It has officially been one whole year since I launched this blog.  Happy birthday, Ricotta & Radishes!

The past 12 months have been a fantastic learning experience and I work to get better each day (read a bit about my blogging journey here).  One area I’ve put a lot of effort into this year is improving my photography and food styling skills.  Not every photo is magic but I hope you can tell the difference!

Easy & healthy spring appetizer: ricotta and radish mini bagels!  |  www.ricottaandradishes.com

My evenings and weekends (aka blogging time) seem to be disappearing before my eyes, but I plan on working through it as best I can.  All in the name of bringing simple, healthy recipe ideas to you!

Here’s a fun coincidence: not only does April mark the one year blogiversary of Ricotta & Radishes, it also happens to be the beginning of radish season!

Crunchy, peppery radishes and creamy ricotta cheese is a classic springtime pairing typically served on toast or crostini.  It’s high time I posted a recipe featuring my blog’s namesake ingredients, so today I bring them to you in mini bagel form.

Easy & healthy spring appetizer: ricotta and radish mini bagels!  |  www.ricottaandradishes.com

Easy & healthy spring appetizer: ricotta and radish mini bagels!  |  www.ricottaandradishes.com

These ricotta and radish mini bagels are a fun alternative to tea sandwiches and would make a great appetizer for any spring get-together, including Easter.  (Check out more Easter recipe ideas from my recent roundup).  Or, do like I did last weekend and enjoy a couple of them for lunch with a cup of soup.

You can add flavour to the ricotta by stirring in some lemon juice and zest and/or chopped fresh herbs like parsley.  This ricotta mixture would also make a great filling for spring ravioli along with peas.

Easy & healthy spring appetizer: ricotta and radish mini bagels!  |  www.ricottaandradishes.com

Easy & healthy spring appetizer: ricotta and radish mini bagels!  |  www.ricottaandradishes.com

Ricotta and radish mini bagels
Serves 4
Mini whole wheat bagels topped with fluffy ricotta cheese, thinly sliced radishes, extra-virgin olive oil and salt and pepper
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 mini whole wheat bagels, split
  2. 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 475-g container ricotta cheese
  4. Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  5. 2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  6. 1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced
  7. Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the broiler. Arrange the mini bagels, cut-side up, on a baking sheet and drizzle with half the olive oil. Broil until toasted and golden brown and transfer to a serving platter.
  2. In a small bowl add the ricotta, lemon juice, zest and parsley and then mix until evenly combined; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Top each bagel half with a spoonful or two of the ricotta mixture. Arrange the ricotta slices on top in an overlapping fashion. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with a little more olive oil and serve immediately.
Notes
  1. For a slight variation, alternate radishes with thinly sliced Persian cucumber.
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  • Kathy Gagain April 2, 2015, 5:32 am

    Happy Blog-A-Versary. Keep up the good work.
    From a faithful reader.

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