Ricotta Balls with Lemon Dressing Recipe

Ricotta Balls with Lemon Dressing Recipes

Ingredients :

2 cups


3 tbsp

1 tbsp

1 cup

1/2 cup


3/4 cup

1/4 cup

1/4 cup

2 tbsp

1/3 cup



cloves garlic, chopped

chopped fresh chives

finely grated lemon rind

fresh flat leaf parsley

grated Parmesan


dry breadcrumbs

olive oil

pine nuts


lemon juice

bay leaves, roughly torn

grated Parmesan, to serve

Method :
  1. Put the ricotta, garlic, chives, lemon rind, parsley, Parmesan, egg and 1/2 cup of the breadcrumbs in a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Form 16 rough balls, using 1.5 tbsp of mixture per ball.
  3. Coat them in the remaining crumbs, then freeze for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the ricotta balls over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, or until golden.
  5. Add the pine nuts in the last minute of cooking.
  6. Keep warm.
  7. To  make the dressing, put the sugar, lemon juice, bay leaves and 2/3 cup water in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  8. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until reduced by half.
  9. Remove the bay leaves.
  10. Serve the ricotta balls with pine nuts and Parmesan, and the dressing in a small bowl.

Makes 4

Protein 24g

Fat: 40g

Carbohydrate: 23g

Dietary Fibre: 2g

Cholesterol: 117mg; 2320kJ (554 cal)

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