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Creamy Zucchini and Ricotta Spread

Once again, here is another fabulous recipe from the Jan/Feb edition of Everyday Food with Martha Stewart! This light creamy spread will satisfy your taste-buds and your stomach; 75 calories; 5g fat (3g sat fat); 4g protein; 3g carb; 1g fiber. The day I made this recipe I just happened to have all the ingredients on hand. I needed to use up the remaining ricotta in my refrigerator and I had one zucchini that was on its last leg. 

I whipped this recipe up before dinner, and it was equal parts satisfying and healthy! I slathered some of the spread on a few pieces of baguette and placed them in the toaster oven for a few minutes. I can’t wait to make this spread the next time I have friends and family over for dinner!

Source: EveryDay Food Jan/Feb Edition
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium zucchini, grated
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
coarse salt and ground pepper
1/2 cup ricotta
1 tbsp lemon zest
2 tsp lemon juice

1. In a medium nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high. Add 1 medium zucchini, grated on the large holes of a box grater, 1 garlic clove, minced, and 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves; season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is tender and golden brown in spots, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool to room  temperature (or refrigerate, up to overnight; bring to room temperature before continuing). 

2. Add 1/2 cup ricotta, 1 tablespoon lemon zest, and 2 teaspoons lemon juice and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with toasted baguette. 


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3 Responses to “Creamy Zucchini and Ricotta Spread”

  1. Mrs B posted on June 13, 2011 at 3:22 pm (#)

    Oh, that looks soooo good! I am a huge zucchini fan and love any kind of bruschetta type spread. This one is going in my recipe file for sure! If I had all of the ingredients on hand I'd make it for today's lunch!

    ~Mrs B

  2. Our Italian Kitchen posted on June 13, 2011 at 4:15 pm (#)

    Oh this really looks interesting! I'm going to be making this soon!

  3. Lenore posted on June 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm (#)

    I can't begin to say how much I love my Everyday Food every month! This looks so good…cannot wait to try it 🙂

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