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Tuscan Appetizer Recipe

Tuscan Appetizer Recipe is is a recipe that is always present on Italian dinners or lunches. It is prepared with ham, peppers, cheese, herbs and grilled bread. It makes a beautiful centerpiece serving dish and the advantage is that you can can prepare it in advance. You can use any other ham if you don' t have the Tuscan one.


PREP: 15 min


COOK: 15 min




200g - Tuscan ham, sliced

2 - red tomatoes

1 - red pepper, grilled

1 - yellow pepper, grilled

4 - slices Tuscan bread

150g - fresh ricotta cheese

50g - Pecorino cheese

1 - garlic clove

- fresh basil

- fresh mint

- fresh thyme

- extra virgin olive oil

- salt and ground black pepper to taste


Finely mince some fresh thyme and mint. In a bowl mix together ricotta cheese, Pecorino cheese, add the minced herbs, season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. Cover with a plastic wrap and place in the fridge. Grill pepper, remove skin, seeds and cut into strips. Dice tomatoes. In a bowl mix together grilled peppers, cubed tomatoes and some minced fresh basil. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with abundant extra virgin olive oil. Grill Tuscan bread slices on both sides and rub with garlic. Spread vegetables on grilled bread slices. Place sliced Tuscan ham on a serving plate, then the grilled bread with vegetables and the aromatic cheese

Tuscan Appetizer Recipe