Strawberry Ricotta Bites – an easy summer snack idea

My Strawberry Ricotta Bites are an easy summer snack idea using Triscuit crackers as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #TriscuitSnackoff

Strawberry Ricotta Bites -- an easy snack or appetizer that you can make in less than 30 minutes. #TriscuitSnackoff

Last week, just before we were heading out of town for our yearly trip to San Diego Comic-Con, we had an impromptu game night with our family and some friends. Having snacks for a game night is an absolute must and depending on my ambition, energy level, and what’s in our kitchen, it can be anything from an easy dip to tortilla pinwheels.

Since I had slacked off on grocery shopping before our big trip (didn’t want anything to spoil while we were gone), I was lacking the ingredients for those types of things. But one thing I did have was some Triscuit crackers.

Strawberry Ricotta Bites - Triscuit Crackers

The perfectly square shape of Triscuit crackers are perfect to build on, so I was sure I could figure out something and make them my secret game night weapon.

Strawberry Ricotta Bites - Triscuit Crackers #TriscuitSnackoff

Since we were leaving on our trip, I took a look through our refrigerator to see if I had anything else that needed to used up. The strawberries and mixed greens immediately caught my eye and inspiration hit! I decided to make what I call Strawberry Ricotta Bites.

When I tell you how easy these are made, you are going to understand how valuable a box of Triscuit crackers in the pantry can be. You can seriously pulled this snack together in about 20 minutes — maybe even less.

It starts with dicing about 8 ounces of fresh summer strawberries and placing them in a bowl.

Strawberry Ricotta Bites - Chopped Strawberries

Balsamic vinegar and a bit of sugar is added to the strawberries and then they are set aside. While the strawberries are macerating, lay out your Triscuit crackers on a serving tray.

Strawberry Ricotta Bites - Balsamic Strawberries

To assemble your Strawberry Ricotta Bites, you’ll top the Triscuit with a spread of ricotta, then a bit of field greens (I used smaller pieces, but you can tear larger one to allow them to fit), and then a small spoonful of the strawberries.

How to Make Strawberry Ricotta Bites #TriscuitSnackoff

To finish them off, I gave a light sprinkle of some finely chopped almonds. Here’s a secret for those: I chopped almonds that were already sliced, which made it super easy to get them into small pieces.

Strawberry Ricotta Bites #TriscuitSnackoff

And, just like that, your snack is ready to serve!

Strawberry Ricotta Bites #TriscuitSnackoff

I’d love for you to try my Triscuit snack idea, but I bet you have your own creative topping ideas for Triscuit crackers too. Right now, Martha Stewart and Triscuit are hosting a topping content at TriscuitSummerSnackoff.com. Just snap a picture of your Triscuit creation using Martha Stewart’s challenge ingredient. Not only will the first 5,000 entrants get a free box of Triscuit crackers, but you’ll be eligible to win a trip to NYC to meet Martha Stewart!

Here’s my complete recipe — feel free to print or save to your ZipList recipe box. If you aren’t ready for it yet, you can also pin to Pinterest for safekeeping.

Strawberry Ricotta Bites

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vingegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 22 Triscuit crackers (from a 9 ounce box)
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • Field greens
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped almonds

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix together strawberries, vinegar, and sugar and set aside for about 20-30 minutes (no longer).
  2. Lay Triscuit crackers on a serving tray or platter.
  3. Spread approximately 1/2 tablespoon of ricotta on top of each Triscuit.
  4. Lay 2-3 small pieces of field greens on top of the ricotta.
  5. Drain strawberries. Top field greens with 1/2 tablespoon of diced strawberries.
  6. Top strawberries with a sprinkle of almonds. Serve immediately.
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Strawberry Ricotta Bites -- an easy snack or appetizer that you can make in less than 30 minutes. #TriscuitSnackoff

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