Whipped Ricotta Lemon Dip

Eat spoonfuls of Whipped Ricotta Lemon Dip on toasted bread or serve with your favorite vegetables and crackers for a delicious summer appetizer!

Gathering in the summer may be the simplest of all times to gather. Serving a Whipped Ricotta Lemon Dip is an appetizer that everyone loves, with veggies and crackers!

Whipped Ricotta Lemon Dip

It’s super easy to make. You first pour the heavy cream into a bowl and whip with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. You may have already tried my popular summer appetizer: Ricotta Lemon Basil Honey Bruschetta (so good). Maybe you’re branching out and serving my Naan Tri Tip Summer Garden Board!

Then you add in the ricotta, citrus juice and zest, salt, and pepper, and continue to whip until smooth.

What a delight!

Next, gently fold in the corn, feta, green onion, and mint using a spatula.

Pretty presentations are all about the garnish. Save some herbs and feta to add on top right before serving!

Prepare to fall in love with incredibly summer recipe!

Why I love the colors orange and blue—”beautiful, freeing colors that remind me that this party can actually set me free.”

Summer is my favorite time to host

Though the prep is easy, and the kitchen can get quite warm at times during the summer months. Most homes do not have A/C here in central Oregon because we’re in the high desert. I find that the evenings that are warm are well worth the effort of sweating to bring it all together.

As the guests arrive, it’s all about the apps! I mean, who doesn’t love a fresh, summer appetizer?

We push past the silly thoughts and feelings and we embrace the whole point of entertaining … to welcome our guests with a full heart of love (mixed together with some really good food).

Ingredients to make Whipped Ricotta Lemon Dip

Ricotta Cheese, whipping cream, citrus like lemon (but you can also use lime), fresh herbs (mint or cilantro), and green onion.

Then you add in corn and feta cheese!

How to serve Whipped Ricotta Lemon Dip

On a beautiful charcuterie or serving board, place the bowl of dip.

Then arrange around it endive, radicchio, your favorite crackers, and veggies (whatever is in season).

Happy people, happy tummies, happy summer!

More ricotta recipes: Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast, Whipped Basil Ricotta with Spring Crudité, and Ricotta Tomato Toast.

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Whipped Ricotta Lemon Dip

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: dip, ricotta dip
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint or cilantro or both, loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup green onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh corn cooked and cut off the cob
  • 1/4 cup feta crumbles
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground pepper

Serve with:

  • endive
  • radicchio
  • crackers
  • carrots
  • baby bell peppers
  • radishes
  • cucumber
  • crackers

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, pour in your heavy cream and whip with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Next add in the ricotta, citrus juice and zest, salt, and pepper, and continue to whip until smooth.
  • Gently fold in the corn, feta, green onion, and mint using a spatula—save some herbs and feta to garnish if desired.
  • Serve with toasted bread, crackers, and veggies.

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