Herb Whipped Ricotta

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This herb whipped ricotta recipe is a creamy and flavorful spread that is perfect for any time of day. This ricotta dip appetizer is easy to make and can be served with a variety of different breads, pita chips, crackers, tossed in pasta, on sandwiches and even fresh vegetables such as cucumbers and carrots.

The blend of fresh herbs, lemon juice, and garlic creates a rich and savory flavor that I truly love in any dip or spread. Whether you are hosting a dinner party or looking for a simple snack, this recipe is a crowd-pleaser.

If you want more, we also have a Whipped Feta and Whipped Goat Cheese recipe!

Herb Whipped Ricotta

What ingredients do you need for this whipped ricotta recipe?

Ricotta cheese: This creamy cheese is the base of the recipe, adding a smooth and mild flavor to the whipped ricotta.

Basil: Fresh basil adds a sweet and nice peppery flavor. It also adds a beautiful green color and essense to the ricotta.

Parsley: Parsley adds a bright and fresh flavor. It has a mild, slightly bitter taste that complements the creaminess of the cheese.

Chives: Chives have a mild onion flavor that is subtle but adds depth to the whipped ricotta. I love adding chives in here because it really adds so much flavor!

Dill: Dill adds a fresh, slightly tangy flavor to this recipe. It also has a slightly sweet flavor that balances out the tanginess of the lemon juice.

Lemon Juice and zest: Lemon juice and zest add a bright, tangy flavor to this recipe. The acidity of the lemon juice also helps to balance out the creaminess of the cheese and the richness of the olive oil. It really adds lovely brightness!

Garlic: Garlic adds a pungent, slightly spicy flavor to the whipped ricotta. If you aren’t a fan of that strong flavor, you can either omit all together, or you can also roast it and then add it in – this helps mellow out the flavor tad.

Olive Oil: Olive oil adds richness and creaminess to this whipped ricotta.

For seasonings, we are just using salt and pepper. But you can also use any of your favorite seasonings and flavor enhancers like honey, roasted confit tomatoes, cumin, red pepper flakes, other fresh herbs like rosemary and fresh thyme, and more!

Bread or Baguette slices: The bread is the perfect vessel for this dip, providing a crispy, crunchy texture that complements the creaminess of the cheese.

Herb Whipped Ricotta

Instructions to make this whipped ricotta dip recipe

Whip your ricotta

Start by preparing your ingredients. Rinse and roughly chop your fresh herbs.

In a food processor, or stand mixer with the whisk attachment, or hand-mixer, combine the ricotta cheese, fresh herbs (dill, basil, chives, and parsley), lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic cloves. Pulse until the mixture is creamy and whipped.

Transfer to the fridge

Set the whipped ricotta aside until ready to serve. For best results, transfer it to the fridge to firm up and allow the flavors to combine for at least 30 minutes.

Prepare your bread

While the whipped ricotta is chilling, prepare your bread or baguette. Toast it until it is crispy and golden brown.

Serve!

Once the bread is ready, spread a generous amount of whipped ricotta on each slice, or serve a separate bowl of the ricotta sprinkled with a little bit of pepper and fresh herbs of choice, and the crostini around a platter to serve as you go.

Tips, Tricks and Substitutions for this Ricotta Dip

How long does whipped ricotta last in the fridge? Whipped ricotta can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I use a blender instead of a food processor to make whipped ricotta? You can use a blender if you don’t have a food processor. Blend low and slow to ensure you are getting a smooth texture and that it doesn’t get too runny.

Can I use other herbs in whipped ricotta? Yes, you can use any herbs you like in whipped ricotta. Some other herbs that work well in this recipe include thyme, rosemary, and oregano.

Check out the below appetizer recipes for more inspiration!

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Herb Whipped Ricotta
5 from 4 votes

Herb Whipped Ricotta

This herb-whipped ricotta recipe is a creamy and flavorful spread that is perfect for any time of day. This ricotta dip is SO easy to make.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Chilling Time: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 12 ounces of whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, adjust with more if preferred
  • 1/2 of lemon zest
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, adjust with more as needed
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Bread or baguette of choice

Instructions 

  • Start by preparing your ingredients. Rinse and roughly chop your fresh herbs.
  • In a food processor, or stand mixer with the whisk attachment, or hand-mixer, combine the ricotta cheese, fresh herbs (dill, basil, chives, and parsley), lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic cloves. Pulse until the mixture is creamy and whipped.
  • Set the whipped ricotta aside until ready to serve. For best results, transfer it to the fridge to firm up and allow the flavors to combine for at least 30 minutes.
  • While the whipped ricotta is chilling, prepare your bread or baguette. Toast it until it is crispy and golden brown.
  • Once the bread is ready, spread a generous amount of whipped ricotta on each slice, or serve a separate bowl of the ricotta sprinkled with a little bit of pepper and fresh herbs of choice, and the crostini around a platter to serve as you go.

Nutrition

Calories: 3kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 0.1g, Fat: 0.02g, Saturated Fat: 0.003g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.003g, Sodium: 0.3mg, Potassium: 10mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 0.2g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 0.02mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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