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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2014

Danielle Centoni


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Transfer to a serving bowl and swirl the top with the back of a spoon. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with thyme.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.


Nutrition Facts

88 calories; 5.4 g total fat; 2.8 g saturated fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 198 mg sodium. 85 mg potassium; 3.8 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g fiber; 6.2 g protein; 245 IU vitamin a iu; 5 mg vitamin c; 9 mcg folate; 150 mg calcium; 10 mg magnesium;

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Delicous rich yet light and amazing! This is a wonderful recipe... I did add an extra tsp of shallot. I don't think it needs the olive oil as a garnish. I was truly surpised at how scrumptious this was. It will be a staple for the weekends and parties! Pros: Low Calorie Elegant Taste Cons: None Read More