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Baked ricotta with char-grilled vegetables and salsa verde

Served with grilled sourdough, this colourful dish makes a stunning, summery appetiser or lunch.
baked ricotta with char-grilled vegetables and salsa verde


Salsa verde


1.To make salsa verde, process herbs, garlic, anchovy, capers, rind and half the oil until coarsely chopped. With motor operating, add remaining oil in a thin stream, processing until mixture is smooth. Transfer mixture to a small bowl, stir in juice; season to taste. Cover surface with plastic wrap.
2.Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Spray an 18cm (7¼-inch) springform pan with cooking oil spray; line base and side with baking paper.
3.Combine ricotta, egg, parmesan and chives in a large bowl; season. Spoon mixture into pan, level surface; sprinkle with chilli flakes and press bay leaves on top. Bake for 35 minutes or until puffed and centre is firm. Stand in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a platter.
4.Spray vegetables and bread slices with cooking oil spray; season. Cook vegetables on a grill plate (grill or barbecue) over medium-high heat for 2 minutes each side or until charred and tender. Char-grill bread for 1 minute each side or until lightly charred.
5.Serve baked ricotta with vegetables, bread and salsa verde.

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