I've recently discovered an awesome food blog, Smitten Kitchen. And, I'm totally in love. There's an emphasis on vegetable-based dishes, which is totally awesome, considering my re-affirmed dedication to eating better.
Well, a bit of poking around led me to a recipe for a Zucchini and Ricotta Galette. "What the heck is a galette?" you might ask. (I know I did!) Well, apparently, galette is a general term used in French to designate various types of flat, round or freeform crusty cakes.
Sounds yummy already, doesn't it?
'Cause it IS!
Now, I know: crust and ricotta cheese don't exactly make for a super healthy meal. But, DAMN, is it delicious! Particularly when combined with a deliciously leafy salad. And, yes, I ate the salad first, thus limiting myself to ONE small slice of this galette. I was even super good with the dressing, and used only one tablespoon of Sasha's Sweet & Dill-icious on the leafy green yumminess. (Which is a whole 'nother taste party in my mouth, particularly on chunks of cucumber.)
Anyway, the galette was so good, my son Zebediah kept asking for more. I call that a 'win' in my book. This is going onto regular meal rotations. The zucchini and ricotta balance each other nicely, totally melting in your mouth. And the crust... Oh, the crust! Truly an experience, and so, so easy! (I'm baking challenged, so if I can do it, anyone can!)
And now, just to tantalize you into making this meal, this is what my plate looked like before I demolished it: