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Appetizer Recipes

Citrus-Ricotta Spread with Figs, Honey & Basil

Summary

Before Dinner Appetizer

What You Need

  • 1 cup POLLY-O Original Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried figs, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. thin fresh basil strips, divided
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • Thin woven wheat crackers

Instructions

  1. COMBINE cheese, 2 Tbsp. figs, 1 Tbsp. basil, zest and dash pepper. Spread into 6- to 7-inch circle on serving plate.
  2. TOP with remaining figs, basil, pepper and honey.
  3. SERVE with crackers.
Variation

Serve with woven wheat crackers instead of the thin woven wheat crackers. Makes 10 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 6 crackers each.

Cooking time (duration)

Prep: 15 min

Number of servings (yield)

10 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 15 crackers each

Category

Appetizer

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Nutritional Information

Nutrition Bonus: Figs and ricotta with a touch of honey make a slightly sweet topping that make these topped crackers a smart and tasty choice for eating well.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 190 calories, 8g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate, 4g dietary fiber, 4g sugars, 6g protein, 4%DV vitamin A, 0%DV vitamin C, 8%DV calcium, 8%DV iron

Substitute: Prepare using POLLY-O Natural Part Skim Ricotta Cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

1 review

Game Day Party Anyone!!...I made this amazing recipe for a Sunday game day party we hosted and everyone loved it! The taste is incredible!!
Bobbi P. – 12/26/2014 –

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