This dip is not only perfect for an appetizer for a party or for a snack but is super easy to whip up. This is honestly such a good treat to serve your guests on a summer day or even at a picnic. Serve with some toasted bread and some vegetables to complete the dish.
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 Tbs finely chopped fresh mint leaves
1 tsp lemon zest, plus 2 Tbs lemon juice, divided
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
- In a steamer basket set over a pot of boiling water, add garlic and peas and steam, covered, for 6 minutes or until very tender.
- Meanwhile, to a medium bowl, add cheese, mint, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
- Transfer peas and garlic to a strainer and rinse under cold water to cool; drain well. Add to a mini food processor with lemon juice and process until smooth. Stir pea mixture into cheese mixture and mix well.