Is there anything ricotta cant do? Its one of the most versatile cheeses to use in savoury dishes or sweet desserts. On its own it fairly bland, but it sucks up all the flavours around it so beautifully. I simply love working with it.
If you plan carefully and are a little clever, you can quite easily make it yourself in advance. Check how to do it here.
Nothing makes me happier than knocking together a very simply dish using few ingredients and making something delicious. This recipe is a fabulous and easy way to pack flavour into ricotta, turning it in to a tasty spread or party dip. I used a Parmesan infused olive oil, which just made it more interesting, but a good extra virgin will work well too.
I had some of the ricotta leftover, and used it as a sandwich spread on a slice of whole wheat bread. I added a few salad things – and frankly- its almost worth making it just to have that.
Recipe | makes about 1 cup
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 – 2 cloves garlic, cruched
- pinch dried chillli flakes
- 1/2 lemon, zested
- 2T lemon juice (about 1/2 a small lemon)
- 1 T finely choppedbasil leaves
- 1 T olive oil, or Parmesan infused olive oil
- salt and pepper
Pre heat the oven to 180 C / 350 F.
Mix all the ingredients together, checking to taste as you go, and adjusting the seasoning to your taste. You might like more chilli or lemon. Place in a small oven dish and back fro 20 minutes until it just starts to turn brown.
Drizzle more olive oil over the top and serve with crackers or bread.
Yip, just like that #easypeasy
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