Vanilla Strawberries with Lemon Ricotta
If using vanilla bean, halve lengthwise. Using the tip of a small sharp knife, scrape the seeds from the pod into a medium bowl. Add honey, lemon juice and salt (and vanilla extract if not using a vanilla bean); whisk until well combined. Add strawberries and stir to combine. Let stand at room temperature for at least 15 minutes and up to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.Advertisement
Just before serving, combine ricotta and lemon zest in another bowl.
Taste the strawberry mixture; if it's too tart, add a little more honey. To serve, spoon 1/2 cup of the ricotta into each of 4 dessert bowls and top each with about 1/3 cup of the strawberries. Serve immediately.
Make Ahead Tip: Prepare Step 1 up to 2 hours ahead.
1 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fruit, 2 medium-fat meat