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Cherry & Almond Ricotta
This yummy snack makes a great brunch dish or quick snack. It combines healthy cherries with filling protein from the ricotta and contains heart-healthy fats found in almonds. Lemon zest even adds benefits for the body, while brightening the flavor for the palate.
1 cup pitted cherries, preferably fresh and local (or organic)
1-2 tablespoons chopped or slivered raw almonds
1 generous cup low fat ricotta cheese (or cottage cheese if you prefer
zest of half of a lemon (organic and/or well washed)
2 to 4 teaspoons organic sugar or sweetener of choice
- Methods / Steps
Sweeten the ricotta to taste, and place the ricotta in a bowl(s.)
Top with the cherries, slice in half, and scatter the almonds over the top.
Sprinkle with lemon zest, and serve immediately.
You can also stir the cherries and almonds in with the ricotta, making a fool sort of mixture, and chill until ready to serve. Top with the lemon zest and enjoy.
- Additional Tips
This recipe is courtesy of Claire Fountain, founder of For the Taste of It.
Claire is a regular contributor to Naturally Savvy.