There are several local brands of fresh ricotta available. You want a soft, white, almost fluffy cheese. It’s surprisingly good with nothing but a drizzle of olive oil, coarse salt, and mint, but you can also add capers or chopped olives.
|1||pound fresh ricotta|
|1||tablespoon good-quality olive oil|
|Coarse salt, to taste|
|2||tablespoons chopped fresh mint|
|1||French baguette, cut on the diagonal into thin slices|
1. Spoon the ricotta into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with olive oil and very sparingly with salt. Cover the top with mint.
2. Serve with French bread.