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Crostini of Wild Garlic Mustard Greens, Bacon and Ricotta



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    • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
    • 4 slices of bacon, chopped
    • ½ cup onion, sliced thinly
    • 2 garlic cloves, sliced thinly
    • ½ Tsp. crushed red pepper
    • 3 cups wild garlic mustard greens or substitute fresh spinach or arugula
    • 8 French or Italian bread slices, toasted with olive oil
    • ¾ cup ricotta cheese
    • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • To taste salt and black pepper




    • Heat a saute pan on medium-high heat.
    • Add olive oil and bacon. Cook, stirring until the bacon is nearly done to your preferred doneness.
    • Remove with a slotted spoon and reserve.
    • To the same pan, add the onions and cook for about two minutes or until light golden at the edges.
    • Add the garlic and red pepper and cook 30 seconds.
    • Add the wild greens, tossing and cook just until barely wilted.
    • Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
    • Reserve. 
    • To assemble, spread each bread slice lightly with the ricotta cheese. Top with the warm mustard greens and reserved bacon.
    • Sprinkle tops with the Parmesan cheese and enjoy!


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