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?