Pea and Ricotta Dip

Pea and Ricotta Dip

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.

Serves 6

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, to a medium bowl, add cheese, mint, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
  3. 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.
Nutritional Facts: per 1/4 cup serving
95 cal; 6g protein; 5.5g total fat (3.5g sat fat); 6g carb; 21mg chol; 117mg sod; 1.5g fiber; 2g sugars
*This recipe is based off of  a recipe from Vegetarian Times Magazine
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