Ricotta Veggie Spread

by Lana Stuart on April 16, 2013 · 13 comments

Ricotta Veggie Spread

This delicious ricotta veggie spread is one of those recipes that sometimes just “happens” when you stare at the contents of your fridge and wonder what to do with ingredients you have on hand. Do you ever do that? Just start thinking of things you have in your fridge or pantry and how you could put them together to make something delicious? Maybe that’s just me. But it’s how I’ve come up with some of the recipes we’ve enjoyed the most.

This recipe came together last Sunday afternoon a little while before The Masters coverage came on. Masters weekend is pretty sacred around our household. We both watch it from start to finish while cheering our favorites on. It would take something pretty drastic to pull us away from the television when the Masters is being played. But wait, I’m getting off the subject…

I wanted to put together a little something to snack on for the afternoon and what I came up with was this spread. It’s quite light and the combination of veggies with the basil and touch of garlic was really delicious. I’d easily serve this as a nibble along with cocktails or just as an afternoon snack. Try this one and let me know what you think!

All you do is mix all your ingredients together in a small bowl. Cover the bowl and let it sit in the fridge for a while so that the flavors blend really well. Serve the spread with an assortment of crackers.


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This ricotta and fresh veggie combination is a great hors d'oeuvres served with cocktails or just as an afternoon snack.
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and diced
  • 3 large basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for several hours to allow the flavors to blend.
  2. Serve with an assortment of crackers.
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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Valerie @ CDKitchen April 16, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Great timing – I was just noticing I had some ricotta in the fridge that I didn’t have a use for. Now I do!! Thank you!


2 Lana April 17, 2013 at 8:22 am

Glad I could help you with that ricotta, Valerie!


3 Nancy@acommunaltable April 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I absolutely love when recipes come together like that and this ricotta spread is definitely a winner – yum!!! This is perfect for summer get togethers – can’t wait to make it!


4 Lana April 16, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Thanks, Nancy. It was one of those things I just threw together and was like, “wow, that turned out better than I thought!” It would be just as good with cream cheese or mascarpone instead of ricotta.


5 Rocky Mountain Woman April 16, 2013 at 11:39 pm

This looks perfect for Masters Weekend. It is a revered event here also….


6 Lana April 17, 2013 at 8:23 am

Yes, there would have to be a huge disaster to keep us from watching :-)


7 Maria April 17, 2013 at 11:14 am

Great appetizer!


8 Miss P April 17, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Yum. Looks great.

Miss P


9 Renee - Kudos Kitchen April 17, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I stare into my fridge and pantry all the time trying to be creative with what I have on hand. This looks delicious Lana. Nicely done and a perfect snack for munching.


10 Diane {Created by Diane} April 18, 2013 at 1:40 am

This looks great!


11 Terra April 18, 2013 at 9:45 pm

I do love snack time! This would be perfect to enjoy during any sporting event on tv:-) What a fun flavor combo! Hugs, Terra


12 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles April 18, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Great recipe…it’s good it was so easy to put together, so you could keep your eyes on the golf. ;)


13 Debi @ Life Currents June 11, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Thanks for including my Blue Cheese Spread in your round-up! This Ricotta spread looks fabulous! And, ricotta is one of my favs! Thanks again!


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