Summer squash can be eaten raw, and is delicious that way. Last summer I posted a recipe for raw zucchini salad and here's another one--tartines, or open faced sandwiches, with shaved zucchini or summer squash. It makes a great start to a meal if you're having guests over, or a nice lunch (I like to add a bowl of gazpacho to round out the meal).
Zucchini and Herbed Ricotta Tartines
Spread the herbed ricotta over the toast slices and top generously with the marinated zucchini. Sprinkle with black pepper and serve. These can be sliced in half or quarters to make an appetizer for a party or a starter for a sit-down meal.
Makes 6 tartines.