Here is a simple and delicious spread made out of ricotta cheese with just a few additions - dill, parsley, scallions (green onions), red wine vinegar, olive oil, paprika, salt and freshly ground black pepper. I have had flavored cream cheese before, flavored with herbs, spices, vegetables, and even smoked salmon, but I have never had a spread that had ricotta cheese for a base.
I wasn’t sure what a spread with a ricotta cheese base would taste like, but with all the ingredients, it turned out to be fabulous spread, that can be easily spread on bread, and topped with lots of different things. The great thing about this spread, is that while it has all the delicious ingredients - dill, parsley, scallions, red wine vinegar, olive oil - it can also be paired well with lots of toppings. Radishes or cucumbers make a great crunchy topping on top of bread with Ricotta Cheese Spread With Dill, Parsley, Scallions. Or, you can top it with smoked salmon or other smoked fish. Or you can just spread this spread on bread, and eat it as is, it is delicious with just bread.
To make the Ricotta Cheese Spread With Dill, Parsley, Scallions, combine ricotta with dill, parsley, scallions, olive oil and red wine vinegar. Season the mix with paprika, salt, and black pepper, and use hand blender to blend the spread together. Spread it on bread, top with various topping and serve with a salad for a great lunch.
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A Sample Menu With Ricotta Cheese Spread With Dill, Parsley, Scallions
- Ricotta Cheese Spread With Dill, Parsley, Scallions, with multigrain bread, white bread, bagels and a variety of toppings - radishes, cucumbers, smoked salmon, scallions
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Here is a sample grocery shopping list to shop for this menu. The list assumes that oil, vinegar, salt and black pepper are pantry items.
Sample Grocery List For This Menu
- Ricotta Cheese
- Multigrain bread/White bread
- Smoked Salmon
- Greek Oregano
- Feta cheese
- Salad greens
- Grape Tomatoes
Ingredients For Ricotta Cheese Spread With Dill, Parsley, Scallions
1 pound of Ricotta Cheese
A handful of Dill
A handful of Parsley
A dash of Paprika
1.2 Tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar
4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
Multigrain bread, white bread, bagels, French bread, etc
Toppings - radishes, scallions, cucumbers, smoked salmon
How To Make Ricotta Cheese Spread With Dill, Parsley, Scallions
Clean and wash scallions and mince them on a cutting board. Wash dill and parsley and chop them.
Combine ricotta, scallions, dill, parsley. Add olive oil, red wine vinegar, paprika and season with salt and black pepper. Use a hand blender to blend the spread together.