If this recipe could talk, it would say “I’m so fancy!” Seriously: you’ve got lemony ricotta cheese that’s smooth like a cloud, plus bites of tomato and zucchini bursting with juices, which are all piled onto two warm and toasty flatbreads. Oh, and we have to talk about the bling on top: a basil leaf, chili flake, and honey garnish that makes each bite light up with aromatic, spicy, and sweet contrasts. You’ve just hit dinnertime gold.
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Place a lightly oiled baking sheet on top rack (for 4 servings, 2 baking sheets, on top and middle racks) and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Trim and halve zucchini lengthwise; thinly slice crosswise into half-moons. Halve tomatoes. Mince or grate garlic. Zest and quarter lemon (quarter both lemons for 4).
Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and cook, stirring, until lightly browned and softened, 5-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
In a second small bowl, combine ricotta, half the lemon zest, lemon juice to taste, and ½ tsp olive oil (1 tsp for 4 servings). Season with salt and pepper.
Carefully place flatbreads on prepared sheet (divide between 2 prepared sheets for 4 servings). Evenly spread flatbreads with ricotta. Top with zucchini and tomatoes, cut sides up. Bake until flatbreads are golden brown, 10-12 minutes.
Meanwhile, pick basil leaves from stems; discard stems and roughly tear leaves. Once flatbreads are done, remove from oven and top with torn basil, remaining lemon zest, and chili flakes to taste. Drizzle with honey, then slice into pieces and divide between plates. Serve with remaining lemon wedges on the side.