Ricotta Cheese Spread With Lemon and Herbs Recipe

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Ricotta Cheese Spread With Lemon and Herbs
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  1. Empty the container of ricotta into a strainer and place over a bowl.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. (You can cut down the drain time several ways - 1) don't bother to drain at all, you'll just have a lot more moisture in your final product 2) drain at room temperature for 1 hour or 3) just drain for as long as you have patience and then, proceed!).
  3. Combine drained ricotta, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of the lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon of the thyme leaves, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir until blended.
  5. Mound onto the center of a shallow bowl or serving plate and drizzle with oil.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest and 1/2 teasonpoon of thyme over the top. Garnish with strips of basil.
  7. Serve with crackers, bread, or raw vegetables.
  8. *I used the 4 hour drain time as the cooking time for this recipe*.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 39.6 Kcal (166 kJ)
Calories from fat 37.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.17g 6%
Cholesterol 1.81mg 1%
Sodium 15.25mg 1%
Potassium 6.61mg 0%
Total Carbs 0.26g 0%
Sugars 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.03g 0%
Protein 0.43g 1%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Calcium 8.9mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 459.57 Kcal (1924 kJ)
Calories from fat 435.46 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48.38g 6%
Cholesterol 20.98mg 1%
Sodium 176.94mg 1%
Potassium 76.72mg 0%
Total Carbs 3.04g 0%
Sugars 0.04g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.31g 0%
Protein 4.94g 1%
Vitamin C 3.7mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 0%
Calcium 102.9mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.1
  • 1

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

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