Need a quick snack that’s tasty and nutritious? Look no further than this rye bread toast with Real California Milk fromage blanc and cherry tomatoes!
While I grew up loving cheese toast as a child and have a battle scar on my pinky to prove it (trying to cook the dish as a 5-year old didn’t go exactly as planned when my smallest digit bumped into the broiler) -- I have to admit that this is the upgraded, adult version that is much more tasty!
Real California Milk cheeses are brimming with a sustainable quality that I absolutely love. That’s because California dairy farm families help ensure people have access to quality, sustainable and nutrient-rich foods. Plus, as a dietitian, I know recipes like this help add to the recommended servings of dairy that are essential for a healthy diet.
According to a recent study, consuming two servings of dairy per day (compared to a half serving) was associated with a reduced risk of total mortality, non-cardiovascular mortality, cardiovascular disease mortality, major cardiovascular disease, and stroke. You can read more about that here.
So, what are you waiting for?! I dare you to toast yourself to good health with this tasty Real California Milk snack recipe!
Rye Bread Toast with Real California Milk Fromage Blanc and Cherry Tomatoes
Time: 10 Minutes
Makes: 4 snack servings
4 slices sprouted rye bread
5 oz Real California Milk fromage blanc
12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 clove garlic, minced
Zest and jucie of ½ lemon
1 tsp thyme, finely chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tbsp capers
Toast rye bread and keep warm.
In a small bowl, add fromage blanc, garlic, thyme, lemon juice and zest. Stir to combine and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Spread fromage blanc mixture over toasted rye bread slices and top with cherry tomatoes and capers. Serve immediately.