Whipped Lemon Ricotta with Grilled Bread is a tasty appetizer that is great for brunch, end of Summer BBQ or even some lazy day Sunday snacking. This delicious appetizer can be whipped up (pun intended!) in less than 20 minutes, it's almost too easy!
Whipped Lemon Ricotta with Grilled Bread
When planning a menu for a get-together, I really like to focus on making at least one or two simple dishes. It makes it easier on myself and I think simple is best sometimes. Simple appetizers are a great way to reduce your time in the kitchen while still making something flavorful for your guests. This Whipped Lemon Ricotta is just that! Simple, flavorful, and easy to make.
What Type of Ricotta Cheese Should I Use?
For this recipe, I used store bought whole milk ricotta. I recommend that over part skim because it can tend to be a bit more watery and the creamier the better! Homemade ricotta is also delicious if you want to go over the top with this. My sister has the perfect recipe for Creamy Homemade Ricotta on her blog and I highly recommend it. Whether you used store bought or homemade ricotta cheese for this recipe, it will for sure turn out fantastic.
How to Make Whipped Lemon Ricotta
- Combine your ricotta, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, and of course salt and pepper.
- Using a hand or stand mixer, whip everything for 2-3 minutes until fluffy and well combined.
- Slice Italian bread in 1" slices, brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper
- Grill bread till toasty and lightly browned on each side and serve with whipped ricotta!
If you don't have a grill to grill your pieces of bread, you can use this grill pan, or you can toast your bread in the oven. Either way, still brush both sides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. The cooking times should be about the same on the grill pan. If you use an oven, simply place the pieces on a sheet pan under the broiler and toast for 1-2 minutes on each side until lightly browned and toasted.Print
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