Sweet Pea Ricotta Spread

Rich ricotta cheese is the perfect accompaniment 
to sweet peas in this vibrant spread. Try it over garlic and olive oil crostini as an appetizer or with simple whole-grain crackers.

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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
15 min


  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, plus 2 tbsp lemon juice, divided
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper


  1. In a steamer basket set over a pot of boiling water, add garlic and peas and steam, covered, for 6 minutes or until very tender.
  2. Meanwhile, to a medium bowl, add cheese, mint, lemon zest, salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer peas and garlic to a strainer and rinse under cold water to cool; drain well. Add to a mini food processor with lemon juice and process until smooth. Stir pea mixture into cheese mixture and mix well.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/4 cup
  • Calories 95
  • Carbohydrate Content 6 g
  • Cholesterol Content 21 mg
  • Fat Content 5.5 g
  • Fiber Content 1.5 g
  • Protein Content 6 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3.5 g
  • Sodium Content 117 mg
  • Sugar Content 2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g

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