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Ricotta, Lemon and Walnut Dip

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Oct 19, 2018

Ricotta, Lemon and Walnut Dip
Photo Credit: Arthur Bovino
  1. PREP
  2. 15 m
  • COOK
  • 0 m
  • 15 m

Part-skim and fat-free ricotta makes a light but creamy base for this dip. To give our recipe some tang, we’re adding a touch of olive oil and lemon juice, which provides vitamins C, B-6, A and E. Walnuts contain heart-healthy omega-3 fats and antioxidants, which fight free-radical damage.



  • 1 fruit lemon
  • 1/3 cup Walnuts
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese, Natural, Fat Free
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Parsley, Raw
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper


1 Zest and juice lemon and reserve both.
2 Add ¼ cup walnuts, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons olive oil to blender or food processor. Pulse until walnuts are finely chopped but not too small (about 30 seconds).
3 Add ricotta, ⅔ of the reserved lemon zest, parsley, salt and pepper. Pulse 15 seconds until whipped and well mixed then pour into a small serving bowl. Season to taste.
4 Crush remaining walnuts and scatter them and the remaining lemon zest on top of the dip.