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Ricotta salata is a firm cheese common on the island. Salata means salty; the process for making the cheese involves salting traditional soft ricotta and aging it until it's firm. Purchase pane carasau (Sardinian music bread), a paper-thin flatbread, from GourmetSardinia (www.gourmetsardinia.com).

Efisio Farris
Recipe by Cooking Light March 2009

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Recipe Summary

Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup zucchini mixture, 1 tablespoon cheese, and 1/3 sheet pane carasau)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions to pan; sauté 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add zucchini, parsley, and salt. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 20 minutes or until zucchini is tender, stirring frequently. Add torn mint; cook 1 minute. Sprinkle with cheese; serve over pane carasau. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

160 calories; fat 5.4g; saturated fat 1.3g; mono fat 2.9g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 23.1g; fiber 3.8g; cholesterol 5mg; iron 2.1mg; sodium 152mg; calcium 77mg.
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