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!
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:
|Recipe Report Card||Notes About Recipe Ratings|
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.|
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.|
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|
Four Leaves (Mother Earth Approved)
|Most of the ingredients were organic, but not local.|