Lemon-Thyme Whipped Ricotta

Lemon-Thyme Whipped Ricotta

Makes: 8 servings, 1/4 cup each
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This stunning yet easy appetizer recipe infuses creamy ricotta with fresh herbs and lemon. Serve with whole-grain crackers and cut-up vegetables or use as a spread for sandwiches or sauce for pasta.

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Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce container part-skim ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallot or 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

  1. Combine ricotta, 2 tablespoons thyme, shallot (or chives), lemon zest, lemon juice, pepper and salt in a food processor. Puree for a few seconds until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl and swirl the top with the back of a spoon. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with thyme.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 8
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 88
  • % Daily values *
  • 8% Total Fat 5g
    • 15% Saturated Fat 3g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
  • 5% Cholesterol 16mg
  • 2% Potassium 85mg
  • 9% Sodium 212mg
  • 1% Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • 0% Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Sugars 0g
  • 12% Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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