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Cucumber rolls with ricotta and bresaola

Vegetable rolls: a fresh and tasty summer appetizer

In summer, thanks to the heat and - often - the little desire to cook, it is time to discover new and delicious no-cook summer recipes, perfect for facing hot days with light and tasty dishes. Today we present you a fresh idea for an original appetizer or for a very light main dish: cucumber rolls with bresaola.

Cucumber rolls with bresaola are a refined and surprising appetizer, ideal for starting a summer meal or for enjoying an aperitif in the company of friends. The simplicity of this preparation and the use of fresh, high-quality ingredients guarantee an excellent result, which will amaze everyone with its elegant presentation and irresistible taste.

In short, this recipe combines the freshness of cucumber with the delicacy of bresaola, creating an explosion of flavors that will conquer your palates.

A tasty summer dish with buffalo ricotta

Buffalo ricotta is a fresh and creamy cheese, obtained from the processing of buffalo milk whey. This dairy product is particularly appreciated for its delicacy and its slightly sweet flavour, which makes it perfect for many summer and non-summer recipes.

Buffalo ricotta is distinguished from traditional ricotta obtained from cow's milk due to its origin and its organoleptic characteristics. It is produced with whey from the processing of buffalo mozzarella, making it a precious and highly appreciated product in Italian cuisine.

This ricotta is very versatile in the kitchen, as it is suitable for both sweet and savory dishes. In the case of cucumber rolls with bresaola, buffalo ricotta can be used to create a light and delicate spreadable cream, which harmonizes perfectly with the freshness of the cucumbers and the fine bresaola.

Its balanced taste and soft consistency make it an ideal choice to enrich this summer recipe with a note of goodness and authenticity. The buffalo ricotta gives the cucumber rolls with bresaola an irresistible creaminess, which goes beautifully with the other ingredients.

Selecting a high quality buffalo ricotta is essential to ensure the success of the recipe. Make sure you buy it from trusted suppliers or certified Italian manufacturers.

Experience the authentic taste of buffalo ricotta and let yourself be won over by its creaminess in this delicious preparation. Enjoy your meal!

Recipe variations

These rolls are so quick to prepare that we can even indulge and create many colorful versions; for example, instead of cucumbers we can use courgettes or carrots cut very finely with a potato peeler, instead of ricotta we can use a soft cheese such as Philadelphia or sweet mascarpone. In short, imagination is the best advisor.

Cucumber and bresaola rolls recipe

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 2 fresh, long cucumbers (preferably Dutch type)
  • 100 g of bresaola, cut into thin slices
  • 150 g of ricotta or spreadable cheese (e.g. philadelphia)
  • 1 bunch of fresh rocket
  • Aromatic herbs to taste
  • Lemon peel
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste


To prepare cucumber rolls with bresaola, start by carefully washing the cucumbers and partially peel them, leaving strips of peel for a decorative touch. Cut the cucumbers into thin slices lengthwise with a potato peeler and set aside.

Prepare the dressing by mixing the ricotta or spreadable cheese with a little lemon zest, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well until you obtain a smooth cream with a balanced flavour. For an extra flavour, you can add chopped chives or herbs to taste.

Take a slice of cucumber and spread it on a flat surface. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on the cucumber and place a slice of bresaola cut in half in the center. Add a few leaves of rocket to enrich the flavor and freshness of the roll.

Gently roll the cucumber with the filling inside, forming a small roll. Continue with the other cucumbers until you run out of ingredients.

Transfer the cucumber rolls with bresaola onto a serving plate and garnish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice to enhance the flavours.

No-cook summer recipe

The cucumber rolls with bresaola are ready to be enjoyed! This summer appetizer is perfect for enriching your table with a note of elegance and freshness. Whether you serve them for a lunch with friends or during an informal aperitif, these rolls will win everyone over with their simplicity and goodness and enjoy your meal!