- 60 ml olive oil + extra for drizzling
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 500 g sun dried tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 250 g ricotta cheese
- grated zest of ½ lemon
- 8 slices of bread
- fresh basil, for serving
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- Preheat oven to 150* C (300* F) Fan.
- Combine the olive oil, garlic, fennel seeds, sugar, tomatoes, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Transfer to a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 1 hour, until they soften and caramelize.
- When ready, remove from oven. Reserve the juices that were released and let the tomatoes cool a little.
- Combine the ricotta and lemon zest and generously season with salt and pepper.
- Heat a grill pan and toast the bread slices on both sides to give them grill marks.
- Spread the ricotta mixture over the bread slices.
- Cover with the tomatoes and drizzle their reserved juices.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Drizzle with some olive oil and top with basil leaves.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.