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Whipped Ricotta Dip with Thyme Roasted Tomatoes

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An easy, creamy whipped ricotta dip with thyme roasted tomatoes with the beautiful taste of lemon and herbs. This makes a great addition to your party spread or as a great afternoon snack. www.insidetherustickitchen.com

An easy, creamy whipped ricotta dip with thyme roasted tomatoes. This dip has a beautiful taste of lemon and herbs and makes a great addition to your party spread or as a great afternoon snack.

whipped ricotta dip with thyme roasted tomatoes www.insidetherustickitchen.com

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Well hello!

I had a lovely long, relaxing weekend at home even although the rain was battering off the windows the whole time. It felt really nice and cozy being wrapped up inside stirring a simmering, luscious, rich ragú and rolling out the fresh handmade tagliatelle whilst sipping a glass of red wine.


The whole weekend consisted of cooking beautiful food, drinking wine, listening to music and chilling. Very much deserved and very much needed.

We had first planned to go to the natural thermal springs that are only half an hour from our house in Siena. We only just found out about it and couldn’t wait to go check out the ‘hidden gem’ and relax. So on the bikini went and off we drove to the nearby springs. The closer we got the stronger the eggy stench of sulfur got and the more I started to question if it was really worth it….

When we arrived there were already a lot of people there and the spring was absolutely tiny (about the size of a jacuzzi). This place was already ticking all the boxes of how uncomfortable I could get and as I turned around, Nathan was basically running away so on that note we decided to get back in the car and drive back home.

No regrets on missing out on that experience that was for sure.

whipped ricotta dip with thyme roasted tomatoes www.insidetherustickitchen.com

So as much as the day didn’t turn out as planned, bathing in the beautiful natural thermal spring I had in my mind. The day resulted in chilling at home nibbling on this whipped ricotta dip with thyme roasted tomatoes.

I love the simple, clean flavours of lemon, marjoram and thyme and how easy it is to make. This whipped ricotta dip is  utterly delicious spread on slices of crusty ciabatta bread topped with the beautifully sweet roasted tomatoes.

It’s the perfect addition to an antipasto spread or as an aperitivo with a glass of vino.

whipped ricotta dip with thyme roasted tomatoes www.insidetherustickitchen.com

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An easy, creamy whipped ricotta dip with thyme roasted tomatoes with a beautiful taste of lemon and herbs. This makes a great addition to your party spread or as a great afternoon snack. www.insidetherustickitchen.com
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Whipped ricotta dip recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
An easy, creamy whipped ricotta dip with thyme roasted tomatoes with a beautiful taste of lemon and herbs. This makes a great addition to your party spread or as a great afternoon snack.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 108 kcal
Author: Emily Kemp
Ingredients
  • ~1 cup (250g) ricotta
  • 1/2 tbsp pecorino or parmesan cheese grated
  • zest of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1 tbsp fresh marjoram chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme chopped
  • ~2/3 cup (125g) cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil plus extra for drizzling
  • basil leaves for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350F/gas mark Cut the tomatoes in half and place in a baking tray. Sprinkle with chopped thyme, salt and pepper and half tbsp of olive oil, toss to coat the tomatoes.
  2. Roast the tomatoes for 15-20 minutes. To make the ricotta dip add the ricotta, lemon, pecorino, marjoram and a pinch of pepper to a food processor, blitz until smooth (a couple seconds).
  3. Add the ricotta dip to a serving plate or shallow bowl and make a small well in the middle. Add the roasted tomatoes, drizzle with a touch of olive oil, a sprinkle of pepper and a few basil leaves. Serve with crusty bread or crackers.
Recipe Notes

Please note this recipe was developed using metric measurements all imperial measurements are an approximate. 

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    linda spiker
    March 19, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Ricotta….so creamy and dreamy…as is this dip!

  • Reply
    Julia @ HappyFoods Tube
    March 7, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    This dip sounds delicious especially with those thyme roasted tomatoes! Yum! My mouth is watering here!

  • Reply
    Brandi Crawford
    March 7, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    This looks so tasty! Love the lemon and cheese combo.

  • Reply
    Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
    March 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Ha! Your hot springs experience brought to mind a similar episode that I had. It ticked all of my “uncomfortable” boxes as well, but right at the top was that straight-from-hell eggy smell! Gah! The weekend you opted for instead sounds just dreamy: my ideal, for sure. This dip sounds just delicious, especially accompanied by a nice glass of wine.

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      Inside the rustic kitchen
      March 8, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Ugh it’s so disgusting haha. Thanks so much it definitely goes well with a little vino 🙂

  • Reply
    Michelle - Giraffes Can Bake
    March 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    A natural thermal spring definitely sounds wonderful, but going by what you saw I think I would have turned around too!

    This dip on the other hand looks totally delicious, those flavours are awesome!

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    Kristen Chidsey
    March 7, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Is it wrong that I am glad your day did not turn out as planned??!!! Because this dip is AMAZING~~~~

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