This zucchini ricotta toast is really an easy to make summer dinner we ate one night at Lake Balaton. Lighting candles in the terrace, “listening the silence”, breathing in the fresh air and drinking a glass of white wine made the evening perfect.
We spent a relaxing-reading a lot of books-life without Internet-laying in the sun-swimming a lot in th lake week at the “Hungarian sea”. Lake Balaton is a freshwater lake in the Transdanubian region of Hungary. It is the largest lake in Central Europe. The mountainous region of the northern shore is known both for its historic character and as a major wine region, while the flat southern shore is known for its resort towns. If you’re in Hungary, don’t miss the Balaton experience!
I adapted the recipe from Sprouted Kitchen but I also added cherry tomatoes to the toast. Sara’s wonderful new book The Sprouted Kitchen – a tastier take on whole foods has been published. Watching her cookbook trailer makes me want to hold her book in my hands.
Hope my boyfriend, I. is reading this and getting the idea which cookbook(s) he should surprise me with for my birthday in October.
Zucchini Cherry Tomato Ricotta Toast
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 1 medium size zucchini, cubed
- 20 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 250 g ricotta
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoon Dijon mustart
- 1/2 bunch of parsley, chopped
- 10 leaves fresh basil, chopped
- couple of slices whole wheat bread
- salt, pepper
- extra virgin olive oil
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 180C (356F).
In a bowl mix together zucchini and cherry tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with two tablespoons of olive oil. Spread this mixture onto the parchment paper and roast until golden brown for about 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile in another bowl mix together ricotta with chopped red onion, Dijon mustard and a bit of salt and pepper. Toast the bread slices, spread two tablespoons of ricotta mixture, pile roasted zucchini and cherry tomatoes on top and sprinkle with the fresh herbs (parsley and basil).