Ricotta Toast with Blood Oranges

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Shake up your breakfast routine with a ricotta toast combination that satisfies all cravings. Slightly sweet, salty, savory, creamy, and crunchy. This blood orange ricotta toast will be a new favorite.

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Snacks, Breakfast
  • Method: Toaster
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 2 slices sprouted grain bread
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese (full-fat)
  • 1 blood orange (zest & fruit, sliced)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • pinch each: cardamom, kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, chopped
  • agave nectar for drizzling 


  1. Toast the bread.
  2. Meanwhile, combine ricotta cheese, orange zest, vanilla paste, cardamom and salt in a small bowl. 
  3. Spread the ricotta mixture on toast and top with orange slices and pistachios. Drizzle with agave nectar. Serve immediately.



  • The equipment section above includes affiliate links to things I use often in my kitchen and recommend.
  • I wouldn’t recommend using a low-fat ricotta. The fat adds richness that pairs well with the citrus flavor.
  • See potential ingredient substitutions above!