Crunchy, cool cucumber atop creamy feta and ricotta cheese and sprinkled with truffle salt for a fancy, no-hassle, no-cook meal in 5 minutes!
July is here and that means half of the year is already behind us. It also means we are on the 7th Recipe Redux challenge of the year. Holy smokes! Luckily, if you missed any past themes, they can all be found in the Recipe Redux archive.
For July, the Recipe Redux group was prompted with this theme: The season of bountiful produce has arrived. Whether your produce comes from the Farmers Market, a CSA share, or a plot of dirt out back, show how you are using fresh July fruits or veggies.
How are you making the most of seasonal fruits and veggies? Do you have a garden or buy from a CSA?
I’ve enjoyed going to my neighborhood farmer’s market each week to pick up my weekly produce supply–peaches, berries, greens, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and much more!
Does this July heat have you beat? Me toooooo. The last thing I want to do is stand over the stove or turn on the oven so it’s been no-cook meals or crock-pot cooking for the last week. If you’re in the same boat but stuck in a boring cold sandwich/salad rut, let’s put an end to that now. It’s time to step up the game when it comes to no-cook meals. Sophistication and taste are not sacrificed with this simple, 5-minute no-cook meal!
Tartine is the fancy French word for an open-faced sandwich topped with a rich spread or cheese. Toasted bread + cheese spread + other delicious toppings = tartine. Bon appetit!
Cucumbers and feta go perfectly together, but to make for an easier spread I added creamy ricotta to the feta cheese. Adding the ricotta cheese also makes the feta less overpowering, which is a good thing considering this tartine is topped with one of the most delicious flavors of all–truffle. What could be more French than a touch of truffle? All you need is a sprinkle of truffle salt to take this tartine to the next level. Serve with a side of fruit or this colorful, chickpea salad for additional protein and a more filling meal.
Be sure to click on the blue button below to see all of the summer veggie-lovin’ recipes in this month’s collection. Stay cool out there, my friends!