Here's a good summer side dish.
4 or 5 medium zucchini
fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper
Thinly slice the zucchini and arrange on a plate. I use one of these to slice them paper thin:
Mix equal amounts of olive oil and lemon juice and whisk together, pour over the zucchini. Dot the plate with spoonfuls of ricotta. Season with salt and pepper and some fresh herbs (I usually use basil or mint).