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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


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.


  • 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


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!


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