If you are looking for the perfect summer treat, then look no further! This dairy-free cherry bruschetta is easy to make and is the perfect vegan appetizer. It is made with both Bing and Rainier cherries making for a delicious combo. (Don’t worry though, this recipe tastes incredible with any cherries you like.)

I hope you love this fruit bruschetta recipe. It’s sweet with a little sass. It’s fresh and fruity with the right amount of cheesy. On top of all that, it’s quick and easy to make.

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Where This Berry Bruschetta Recipe Came From

My bestie was in town when I first made this recipe, and as soon as I was done making and assembling this fruit bruschetta, we demolished the tray. It actually ended up being our dinner instead of an appetizer. If I’m completely honest, this vegan bruschetta recipe was our dessert too. I mean, why not? I’m pretty sure that my bestie ended up spreading the vegan ricotta cheese on multiple pieces of fruit the next day too. Talk about a great idea.

Main Ingredients

  • Good Bread – I like to go with a baguette for bruschetta. I feel like it’s easier to get equal parts topping, vegan ricotta cheese, and bread using a thinner loaf like a baguette.
  • Cherries – Making this recipe in the summertime is ideal, right at the peak of the cherry season.
  • Basil – Talk about a flavorful herb!
  • Lemon – The little zesty kick that we all need.
  • Cashews – Perfect for making homemade vegan cheese.

Dairy-Free Cherry Bruschetta Variations

This cherry bruschetta recipe is absolutely divine. It is sure to impress vegans and omnivores alike. That being said, there are some other delicious fruit options I have tried and would highly recommend.

  • Blueberries are a great option for this recipe if you’re not in the mood for cherries.
  • Strawberries make this recipe wonderfully sweet.
  • Diced peaches are a perfect replacement to the cherries in this recipe, too, if that’s what sounds good.
Cherry bruschetta with a balsamic glaze on a white enamel tray

Cherry Nutrition facts

Looking at the vitamins in cherries, they are a great source of vitamin C. When it comes to minerals, cherries contain potassium, copper, and manganese. Cherries are a good source fiber as well and antioxidant-rich. #winning

More Berry Recipes

We hope you LOVE this dairy-free cherry bruschetta! It’s:
Sweet
Creamy
Tangy
Easy to make
& SO satisfying!

If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and remember to take a picture and tag it #raepublic on Instagram! I’d love to see what you come up with. Cheers, lovely!

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Cherry bruschetta with a balsamic glaze on a white enamel tray

Dairy-Free Cherry Bruschetta


  • Author: Rae Aflatooni
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: ~20 pieces
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Easy vegan cherry basil bruschetta that is as sweet as can be. It’s the perfect plant-based snack for a lovely family gathering or for a party of one.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 baguette

Sweet Vegan Ricotta Cheese

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight (or soak in boiled water for 15 minutes)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons plant-based milk
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • juice from 1/2 of a lemon
  • pinch of Himalayan salt

Cherry Basil Topping


Instructions

Sweet Vegan Ricotta Cheese

  1. Blend: Place all ingredients into a food processor or high-speed blender and pulse until well combined.
  2. Scrape the sides down and blend until you have reached a nice fluffy consistency. (You may need to scrape the sides down a few times during this process.) 
  3. Spread sweet vegan ricotta cheese onto toasted slices of baguette (or bread of choice).

Cherry Basil Topping

  1. Prepare: De-stem and remove the pit from cherries and slice into quarters.
  2. Combine: Place cherries in a bowl with basil, lemon juice, salt, and thoroughly combine.
  3. Add topping: Once the ricotta cheese is prepared and spread on the toasted slices of bread, add a couple of tablespoons of the cherry basil mixture on top. 
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

This dairy-free bruschetta recipe is made with two kinds of cherries. Using one type of cherry would be perfectly delicious as well. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Blend Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Italian Inspired

Keywords: vegan ricotta cheese, cashew ricotta cheese, dairy-free ricotta cheese, berry bruschetta, vegan bruschetta

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  1. I had this at a niece’s bridal shower and it was my very favorite appetizer! So refreshing and light and yet very flavorful.
    I loved it!

  2. Kayleigh King says:

    So freakin good!

  3. This hits the spot when craving something savory with a pinch of sweet and the vegan ricotta cheese is to die for!