Make Ahead

Whipped Ricotta Spread

March 14, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

The day I discovered how to make my own ricotta was the most inspiring day. I am such a scientist at heart,even though as an undergrad I majored in English because my mother told me everyone needed to know how to write. Making the ricotta took me back to my days in chemistry class, as I poured the vinegar into the heated pot of milk and the curds instantly began to form. What a treat for an ol' science geek. Hope you enjoy this simple spread! —Table9

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup Homemade Ricotta
  • 1 tablespoon Whole Milk (add more if ricotta mixture seems dry)
  • 3 ounces Feta Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Local Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  1. With a hand mixer, whip together the ricotta, feta and milk until smooth. Add the sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon of thyme. Place ricotta spread in a serving dish. Sprinkle remaining thyme, black pepper and drizzle with honey to complete. Serve with toast, apples and berries or enjoy on a grilled veggie sandwich!

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6 Reviews

fiveandspice March 17, 2011
Oh my gosh, this sounds great! I am definitely making a batch of this to put on sandwiches!
Table9 March 17, 2011
Thanks fiveandspice! I am dying to go to lunch right now and grill up some great winter veggies and use this as the spread on some nice grilled bread! Yummm....
hardlikearmour March 16, 2011
Yum! Love ricotta whipped with just honey, and your additions sound spot-on.
Table9 March 17, 2011
Thanks hardlikearmour! I just ate it with some lovely crackers with it for dinner last night. Needless to say, there is very little remaining. Hope you have a chance to try it!
lapadia March 16, 2011
Love the name, great flavors!
Table9 March 17, 2011
Thanks lapadia!