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Blackberry Ricotta Pita – A Simple Breakfast

Fresh Blackberries & Creamy Ricotta Cheese spread over a grilled pita makes the perfect breakfast or midday snack.

One of my favorite simple, but decadent, breakfast recipes is to take a toasted piece of sourdough bread or bagel and top it with creamy ricotta cheese and fresh berries. It’s just so simple, but full of flavor!

However, I don’t have it very often for two main reasons:

  1. I’m the only one in my family that likes sourdough bread. So if I buy a loaf I either end up eating it all myself or throwing a good chunk of it away.
  2. I try to limit the amount of bagels I indulge in because most are empty calories with very few nutritious benefits.

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Blackberry Ricotta Pita Recipe:

I lightly grilled the pita by placing it over an open flame on my stove. Then I allowed it to cool slightly before layering on thick and creamy ricotta cheese. If you have some time, nothing compares to this homemade ricotta cheese recipe, but store-bought works too. The blackberries add a tart, but lightly sweet flavor and the fresh mint and lemon zest pulled the whole dish together.

Blackberry Ricotta Pita
Author: Brynn at The Domestic Dietitian
Recipe type: breakfast, snack
Prep time:  2 mins
Cook time:  2 mins
Total time:  4 mins
Serves: 1 serving
Fresh blackberries and creamy ricotta cheese spread on a grilled pita makes the perfect breakfast or snack.
Ingredients
  • 1 Toufayan pita
  • 2 tablespoon ricotta cheese
  • Handful fresh blackberries
  • 1 tsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Lightly grill the pita by holding over an open flame on the stove or grilling on stove
  2. Allow to cool slightly
  3. Spread on ricotta cheese
  4. Top with blackberries, mint and lemon zest

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I can’t wait to try the other pita flavors in all kinds of recipes. I especially loved discovering that Toufayan Bakery is:

  • A family owned business that uses old world recipes and top quality, wholesome ingredients
  • Available nationwide
  • Makes more than 100 products

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