Buttermilk-Ricotta Cheese Dip

Buttermilk-Ricotta Cheese Dip

Are you looking for a rich and tasty dip that is impressive to guests, but easy to make?  Well, I have the dip for you!  Yes, making homemade ricotta may seem like a pretty involved process, but it is really just a matter of heating up some milk, buttermilk, and cream and then straining the liquid from the resulting curds.  Easy!

Buttermilk-Ricotta Cheese Dip

To make the dip, I followed this recipe from Southern Living pretty closely, but topped the finished ricotta with a sprinkling of flakey sea salt, fresh thyme, dried oregano, ground pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. I served it at a party with an assortment of crackers and fresh veggies, and the bowl of dip was scraped clean before the evening was over.  Luckily, I had stashed some extra in the fridge and had enough to photograph and have for a snack.  Enjoy!

Tasty Easy Healthy Green Recipe Ratings:

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Tasty Rating


Four Chefs (Delicious!)

Creamy and smooth and so much better than store-bought ricotta. The flakey sea salt, herbs and olive oil toppings really kick it up a notch too.

Easy Rating


Four Easy Chairs (“ABC, Easy as 123…”)

Straining the liquid from the curds does require some cheese cloth, but I’ve seen it sold at many grocery stores—so it is not that difficult to come by.

Healthy Rating


One Apples (This Might Take A Year Off Your Life)

It is probably best to eat this creamy dip in small quantities and with lots of fresh vegetables

Green Rating


Four Leaves (Mother Earth Approved)

Most of the ingredients were organic, but not local.
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