Living in Italian: Roasted Grapes with Thyme & Fresh Ricotta Crostini
Grapes are said to be the oldest cultivated fruit in the world. They are referenced in biblical stories, hieroglyphics, and more. The cultivation of grapes began approximately 6000-8000 years ago on a family-grown level in Europe.
Grapes are grown in almost every region of the Italy and there are more than one million vineyards under cultivation. It's no surprise that one of the many attractions in Italy are based off of wine tours! Because of this, grapes, especially wine, have become such a significant part of Italian culture. Grapes are a great accent to salads, hors d'oeuvres, or simply enjoyed as a glass of Italian wine!
Extra Virgin Olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Lay out grapes onto a oven safe pan. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, and thyme. Massage ingredients together
Roast in oven for 20-25 minutes.
Place onto toasted crostini with ricotta cheese
Serve and enjoy!
Red grapes: contain vitamin C, an immune booster and important for building collagen to give you glowing skin
Olive oil: a monounsaturated fat, important for heart health, and contains antioxidant benefits
Thyme: contains anti-microbial properties which are known to fight against harmful bacteria
Sea Salt: rich in trace minerals (such as iron, selenium, zinc) needed for normal bodily functions