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Ricotta Toast

Mediterranean Diet Lunch Ideas: Ricotta Toast & More

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


Ditch the lunchtime rut! These easy Mediterranean diet lunch ideas are light, flavorful, and perfect for packing or whipping up on the go. From protein-packed salads to veggie bowls, find healthy inspiration for every day.


  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese or Whipped Ricotta (see Step 1)
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Slices of bread
  • For the salmon toast: Smoked salmon, capers, red onion, fresh dill
  • For the tomato toast: Ripe tomatoes, garlic salt, chives or green onion, olive oil
  • For the avocado toast: Ripe avocado, radishes, garlic salt
  • For the apple honey toast: Apple slices, honey, chopped pistachios, cinnamon
  • Other ideas: Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, pears, cucumber, canned tuna, canned salmon, prosciutto, hard boiled eggs, fresh herbs, pickled vegetables, etc.


  1. Stir together the ricotta with ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and several grinds of fresh ground pepper; taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Or, make the Whipped Ricotta: place 16 ounces whole milk ricotta, 3 tablespoons milk and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a bowl and whisk with a whisk for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. Toast the bread.
  3. Salmon toast: Spread the ricotta on the toast. Top with smoked salmon, drained capers, sliced red onion and fresh dill sprigs. Add 1 grind fresh black pepper.
  4. Tomato toast: Spread the ricotta on the toast. Top the toast with the sliced tomatoes, chopped chives or green onion, drizzle of olive oil, a small pinch salt and fresh ground pepper.
  5. Avocado toast: Spread ricotta on the toast. Top the toast with sliced radishes, drizzle of olive oil, and a small pinch salt and fresh ground pepper.
  6. Apple honey toast: Spread ricotta on the toast. Add apple slices, a drizzle of honey, chopped pistachios, and a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Lunch
  • Diet: Vegetarian