Ricotta Cheese Spread With Lemon and Herbs

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READY IN: 4hrs 10mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Empty the container of ricotta into a strainer and place over a bowl.
  • 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!).
  • Combine drained ricotta, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of the lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon of the thyme leaves, salt and pepper.
  • Stir until blended.
  • Mound onto the center of a shallow bowl or serving plate and drizzle with oil.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest and 1/2 teasonpoon of thyme over the top. Garnish with strips of basil.
  • Serve with crackers, bread, or raw vegetables.
  • *I used the 4 hour drain time as the cooking time for this recipe*.
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