Turkey Ricotta Baguette with Balsamic Glazed Cherry Tomatoes

Turkey Ricotta Baguette with Balsamic Glazed Cherry Tomatoes

My moving day is now officially two weeks away! As I mentioned, I’m trying to clean out my cabinets, and I wanted to do something with the half bottle of balsamic vinegar I had left. I’ve always loved balsamic glazes and figured it couldn’t be too hard to make (it’s not), so I made some and then figured I’d use it to “dress” my sandwich  since I loathe mayonnaise.

The super easy sandwich I made was a Turkey Ricotta Baguette with Balsamic Glazed Cherry Tomatoes. It was so delicious, and filling without being heavy. It was the perfect dinner for this too hot (90 degrees) summer night.

A quick note about making your own balsamic glaze – your house will smell terrible for a few hours. The vinegar smell is very strong and even with all the windows open, it will linger for a while. So proceed with caution. Or just buy it pre-made.

Turkey Ricotta Baguette with Balsamic Glazed Cherry Tomatoes

Turkey Ricotta Baguette with Balsamic Glazed Tomatoes

Balsamic Glaze

Balsamic Glaze

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1/2 cup

Balsamic Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 c balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c brown sugar

Instructions

  • Heat the vinegar and sugar over medium heat in a small pot and whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer and let cook for about 20 mins until reduced by half. The glaze should coat back of spoon.
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Sandwich:

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 6″ baguette sliced down the middle
  • 1/4 c sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze
  • 2 tbsp ricotta cheese
  • 3 slices turkey
  • 4 basil leaves
  • enough spinach to coat sandwich

Directions:

  • Spread 1 tbsp of ricotta on each side of the baguette.

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  • Mix the cherry tomatoes with the balsamic glaze.

Turkey Ricotta Baguette with Balsamic Glazed Cherry Tomatoes

  • Add your glazed tomatoes to one side of the baguette
  • Layer the turkey, basil & spinach on the other side of the baguette.

Turkey Ricotta Baguette with Balsamic Glazed Cherry Tomatoes

  • Drizzle glaze over the basil & spinach.
  • Put the two slices together.
  • Enjoy!

Turkey Ricotta Baguette with Balsamic Glazed Cherry Tomatoes