I can’t believe how fast summer has flown by! I like to keep meals easy during the summer, and one of my favorite recipes takes only ten minutes to make. Grilling or broiling the bread is essential. I added hemp hearts to boost vitamins and protein. If you don’t have them on hand, sesame seeds or poppy seeds would be delicious too.
Yield: 3 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes
6 slices of artisan bread (I used sourdough roasted garlic bread)
Olive oil for grilling
1 cup ricotta cheese (or almond ricotta )
1 tbsp. lemon zest
12 cherry tomatoes
2 tbsp. thinly sliced red onion
¼ cup baby arugula or basil leaves
3 tbsp. hulled hemp hearts or sesame seeds
sea salt and black pepper to taste
- Heat up the grill. Lightly add olive oil to the bread slices with a pastry brush (both sides). Grill the slices of bread until toasted. Flip and grill again. Arrange the bread on a platter.
- Stir the ricotta cheese with lemon zest. Spoon evenly over the bread slices.
- Add the remaining veggies.
- Sprinkle sandwiches with hulled hemp hearts or sesame seeds. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!