Full Belly Sisters: Summer Ricotta Flatbread w Cucumber, Tomato & Scallion

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer Ricotta Flatbread w Cucumber, Tomato & Scallion

I love open-faced sandwiches. I like seeing all those fresh, delicious fillings; using less bread means you're cutting calories, but that's just an added bonus. Yeah, open-faced sammies can be a bit messy—just lick your fingers and/or grab a napkin and you're good to go.

I made this light, summery meal after a nice five-mile hike. I was hungry and needed some protein (that's where the ricotta comes in); I was hot and sweaty and wanted something cool and refreshing (both the ricotta and the fresh veggies fill that niche). I also had these fabulous mini-naans that Stonefire sent me. Everything just came together perfectly. To be honest, I wasn't even thinking of sharing this super easy, non-recipe with you all but then...it just looked so pretty and tasted so dang good. I didn't want to deny you the chance to make it yourselves.

  • Small flatbread, naan or pita bread
  • 2-4 Tablespoons ricotta (try my easy, creamy homemade ricotta!)
  • 1-2 scallions, chopped
  • about 6-8 thin slices of seedless cucumber
  • a small handful of grape tomatoes, halved
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Toast the flatbread and spread with ricotta. Sprinkle with chopped scallions, as well as salt and freshly-ground pepper.

Arrange cucumber slices on top.

Add sliced tomatoes and then sprinkle additional scallion, salt and pepper over the top.

It's that simple. Just a quick lunch that tastes like summer: fresh and delicious and satisfying. And pretty, to boot!

What's your favorite open-faced sandwich?


  1. love your pictures , never thought of using ricotta, I always use cottage cheese. Thank you for a great new idea xoxo

    1. I'm a ricotta freak, i adore the stuff ;-)

  2. What a great Summer flatbread, perfectly light and delicious

  3. Looks incredibly summery and wonderful! Very nicely done!

  4. A great lunch. Your photo is lovely and the 'sammie' sounds light yet satisfying.

  5. What a fun easy sandwich that even kids could make easily....looks delicious.

  6. This looks like a fabulous, light, summertime meal. I have fresh cucumbers and tomatoes and even Naan bread. May have to use them this way. Thanks!

  7. I love the combination of ricotta and tomatoes. Cucumber make this very refreshing.

  8. What a delicious lunch idea! Love the flavors here!

  9. I have cucumbers in my "Farm Fresh" box just waiting for this recipe. YUM!

  10. This looks so refreshing and easy for summer!!

  11. This is such a great summer snack!

  12. This looks light and fresh, perfect for summer! :)

  13. So fresh and lovely! Like you, I love ricotta, and the way you've used it here is perfect! A great light lunch, or even cut it into strips for an appetizer! Yum!

  14. Flatbread is one of my favorites. Yours looks so refreshing, especially with fresh cucumber!

  15. These all look like great things to put on top of flatbread. The one with the 'flatbread and spread with ricotta that is sprinkled with chopped scallions, as well as salt and freshly-ground pepper' has to be the one I want to try the most. Really I just want to try all of them, but that one looks the best to me. What I really need to do is make sure that I am getting my flatbread from the right company. That way I can enjoy it all and really get to experience it the way I am suppose to.


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