Thursday, July 22, 2010

I have a hankering for this... YUMMY!

Grilled Bread with Zucchini, Ricotta and Basil

This makes my mouth water...

Serves 4Hands-On Time: 20mTotal Time: 20m


  • 4 1/2-inch-thick slices country bread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 small zucchini (about 2 pounds), thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 cup fresh basil, leaves torn
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta


  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Brush the bread with 1 tablespoon of the oil and grill until golden and crisp, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to plates.
  2. Grill the zucchini until tender and slightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Toss in a large bowl with the basil, red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the remaining tablespoon of oil.
  3. Top the bread with the zucchini and ricotta.