Seasonal Recipes

Zucchini on Toast

Makes 4 Toasts, Serves 2

1 Fresh Whole Grain Loaf
4 Zucchini (About 2 1/2 Cups when diced)
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
Lemon
1 tsp. Fennel Seed (optional)
Sea Salt 

1 Cup Ricotta Cheese
2 Tbsp. Minced Shallot
1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard

Fresh Parsley + Mint

Oven to 200C

1. Cut both end off the zucchini. Cut each in half length wise, then each long half into 4 sticks, dice. Repeat with remaining zucchini.

2. Spread zucchini on a large baking sheet, drizzle the olive oil and lemon pepper, optional fennel seed, and salt.. The zucchini should have a very light coating of oil, add a bit more if need be. Use your preferences on the amount of spices too. Spread to make one even layer on the baking tray for more browning. Bake on the upper third rack for 18-20 minutes, or until they've got some good crispy edges. Remove to cool.

3. While zucchini is roasting, mix the ricotta, mustard and shallot together in a small bowl, set aside.

4. Chop even amounts parsley and mint, about 1/3 cup in total. 

5. Toast your bread slices. Spread a few dollops of the ricotta mix, pile zucchini on top, and another sprinkle of herbs, squeeze of lemon and a splash of good quality Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 

Source : Sprouted Kitchen