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Zesty ricotta and chargrilled vegetable stacks

Chargrilled vegetables are stacked on top of creamy ricotta cakes in this veggie-friendly recipes. It makes a great brunch or lunch dish and contains three of your five-a-day.

Serves 4

Prep Time 15 min

Cooking Time 20 min


  • Spray olive oil
  • 4 medium-large flat mushrooms, stems removed
  • 450g butternut squash, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 large red pepper, thickly sliced
  • 1 large courgette, thinly sliced
  • 250g vegetarian ricotta
  • Grated zest and juice ½ lemon
  • 100g baby rocket, finely chopped, plus extra leaves, to garnish
  • 1tbsp capers, chopped
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 4 slices granary bread spread with a little reduced-fat spread, and lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Spray a large griddle pan with olive oil and set over a medium-high heat. In batches, cook the mushrooms, squash, onion, pepper and courgette for 2–4 min on each side until golden and tender.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta with the lemon zest, rocket and capers. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil.
  3. Divide the ricotta mixture among 4 plates, creating a base for the stack. Arrange the vegetables on top, followed by a few rocket leaves. Drizzle with the lemon dressing and serve with the granary bread and lemon wedges.

Nutrition per serving

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363 15g 16g 6g 8.4g 13g 0.8g 331mg 33g 3.4mg

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