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Ricotta Veggie Spread

Ricotta Veggie Spread – this delicious spread of ricotta cheese and veggies is great served with cocktails or as an afternoon snack.

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?

Ricotta Veggie Spread - this delicious spread of ricotta cheese and veggies is great served with cocktails or as an afternoon snack. https://www.lanascooking.com/ricotta-veggie-spread/

Maybe it’s just me. But it’s how I’ve come up with some of the recipes we enjoy 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 a 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!

How to Make Ricotta Veggie Spread

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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Ricotta Veggie Spread - this delicious spread of ricotta cheese and veggies is great served with cocktails or as an afternoon snack. https://www.lanascooking.com/ricotta-veggie-spread/

Ricotta Veggie Spread

This ricotta and fresh veggie combination is a great hors d’oeuvres served with cocktails or just as an afternoon snack.
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 39kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 rib celery finely chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 small tomato seeded and diced
  • 3 large basil leaves finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for several hours to allow the flavors to blend.
  • Serve with an assortment of crackers.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving 2tablespoons | Calories 39kcal | Carbohydrates 1g | Protein 2g | Fat 3g | Saturated Fat 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat 1g | Monounsaturated Fat 1g | Cholesterol 10mg | Sodium 118mg | Potassium 56mg | Fiber 1g | Sugar 1g | Vitamin A 272IU | Vitamin C 5mg | Calcium 46mg | Iron 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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13 Comments

  1. Debi @ Life Currents says:

    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!

  2. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

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

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

  4. Diane {Created by Diane} says:

    This looks great!

  5. Renee - Kudos Kitchen says:

    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.

  6. Yum. Looks great.

    Miss P

  7. Rocky Mountain Woman says:

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

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

  8. Nancy@acommunaltable says:

    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!

    1. 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.

  9. Valerie @ CDKitchen says:

    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!

    1. Glad I could help you with that ricotta, Valerie!