Roasted Squash and Ricotta

These flavorful packed roasted squash and ricotta toasts are perfect for entertaining guests or as a delicious lunch! These are great to prepare for a girls night and pair it with a Riesling for a fall festive gathering!

These flavorful packed roasted squash and ricotta toasts are perfect for entertaining guests or as a delicious lunch! These are great to prepare for a girls night and pair it with a Riesling for a fall festive gathering!

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

½ Pound of Zucchini

½ Pound of Yellow Squash

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil Plus a tsp

1 Teaspoon Garam Masala or Curry Powder

1 Teaspoon Turmeric

½ Tablespoon Maple Syrup

1 Cup Ricotta

1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest

1 Teaspoon Honey for Drizzling

Salt and Pepper To Taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. Dice the zucchini and squash into a small dice and place in a sized medium mixing bowl. Add the garam masala or curry powder, a tablespoon olive oil, maple syrup and a teaspoon salt. Give everything a good mix and transfer to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Put the squash and zucchini in the oven for 25 minutes. Allow to cool a bit.
  3. While the squash and zucchini are roasting in the oven, in a small mixing bowl, mix ricotta, lemon zest, salt, and a teaspoon of olive oil.
  4. When the squash and zucchini has 10 minutes left in the oven, add a ¼ of a baguette sliced in half to a sheet tray and toast it in the oven.
  5. To assemble the toasts, cut the toasted ¼ baguette 4 ways, and smear each mini toast with the ricotta mixture. Top it with a tablespoon of the roasted zucchini and squash and drizzle with honey. Finish with salt and pepper to taste.

Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

This delicious, crunchy Ribbon Salad is perfect to prepare on a hot day when standing over a hot stove is the last thing you want to do. Because of the ingredients being served in their raw form, all the nutrients are kept!

This delicious, crunchy Ribbon Salad is perfect to prepare on a hot day when standing over a hot stove is the last thing you want to do. Because of the ingredients being served in their raw form, all the nutrients are kept!

  • Servings: 2 As entree
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

1 Head Endive

1 Small Zucchini, Peeled Into Ribbons

1 Small Yellow Squash, Peeled Into Ribbons

2 Large Carrots, Peeled Into Ribbons

1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes

1 Ear of Corn, Kernels Removed From the Cob

1 Garlic Clove, Minced

1 Peach, Sliced

½ Lemon, Juiced

¼ Cup Full-Fat Buttermilk

⅛ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

¼ Teaspoon Salt

Fresh Basil, for Garnish

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the endive leaves, zucchini, squash and carrot ribbons, cherry tomatoes, corn kernels, and peach slices.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, lemon juice, buttermilk, pepper, and salt. Drizzle over the salad and garnish with fresh basil.
  3. Note: For best results use a “Y” peeler for the squash, zucchini and carrots.