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Flavored Ricotta Spreads

Flavoring your freshly made lactose-free ricotta couldn't be easier, whether you go sweet or savory. With a gluten-free or sourdough baguette at hand, the possibilities are endless. Or use as a dip! Great with carrot sticks.

Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes about 1 to 1 1/4 cups (240 ml to 300 ml), depending on version; servings size up to 1/2 cup (120 ml)

Course: Condiment, Snack
Cuisine: American & Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 6 servings
Calories: 129 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson

Ingredients:

Garden Herb:

  • 1 cup (240 ml) Lactose-Free Ricotta
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped chives
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Green Olive, Garlic and Lemon:

  • 1 cup (240 ml) Lactose-Free Ricotta
  • 1/4 cup (36 g) finely chopped green olives
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic-Infused Oil, made with olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, made with a microplane style zester
  • Kosher salt

Smoky Paprika & Roasted Red Pepper:

Zesty Orange Marmalade:

Maple Blueberry:

Sweet Raspberry:

Preparation:

  1. For each one of these versions you will simple stir the ingredients together, seasoning to taste with salt and/or pepper if listed as an ingredient. Spreads are ready to use or can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 day. (They will last a day or two longer but the flavors will not be as fresh).
  2. Serve the savory spreads with slices of low FODMAP bread or crackers, or as a dip for vegetables such as carrot sticks or spread on spears of endive for a quick appetizer. Try the sweet versions spread on low FODMAP English muffins or toast for breakfast.

Tips

  • If there is one recipe I fear folks will overlook, it is for our homemade ricotta. Making cheese at home sounds crazy, but it truly is very easy and I implore you to try it at least once!
Nutrition Facts
Flavored Ricotta Spreads
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 25mg1%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 12mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.