Say hello to this quick and delicious appetizer, Ricotta Dip with Roasted Grapes. Every bite is creamy, bright, delicate, herbaceous and sweet! Serve it on toasted baguette slices and you have a complete snack no one will be able to resist.
Why You’ll Love this Ricotta Dip Appetizer Recipe
- It requires only 7 ingredients . Not to mention, the majority of them are basic pantry ingredients: ricotta cheese, grapes, thyme, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- The flavor profile is bomb: creamy, sweet, and herbaceous. Scoop it up with toasty bread and you have perfection.
- Your party guests will be begging you to make this recipe at every get together.
This recipe tastes great with Spaghetti Arrabiata, it is a simple and spicy pasta dish! I like to serve the two together.
Ingredients for Ricotta Dip and Roasted Grapes
For the Ricotta Dip you will need:
- Ricotta Cheese: Full fat gives the best dip consistency as well as taste.
- Olive Oil
- Thyme: Fresh and chopped. You can alternatively use 1 teaspoon of dried thyme.
- Garlic: Fresh and finely minced. You can alternatively use 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
- Salt and Pepper
For the Roasted Grapes you will need:
- Red Grapes: Washed and completely dry.
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
Serve the dip with toasted baguette slices. I like to cut mine at 1/2 inch slices.
How To Make Ricotta Dip with Roasted Grapes
This recipe has three main steps. But don’t worry, they are super quick and easy to do.
- Roasting the Grapes: Combine your ingredients together in a baking dish, pop in the oven, take out once they burst and are roasted.
- Blending the Ricotta Dip: Throw your ingredients in a food processor or blender, pulse until smooth and well combined.
- Serving: Spoon the dip onto a serving dish and top with roasted grapes, olive oil, and thyme. Put your toasted baguette slices on the slide.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
The alternative is to whisk it, and a lot. Your dip will not be as smooth as what is pictured but still delicious. You will also want to make sure your thyme and garlic is super finely minced since you will not have the food processor or blender to break it down even smaller.
Not at all, although I highly recommend it. You can also use ciabatta bread, pita bread, naan flatbread, sourdough, crackers, chips, and even vegetables.
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Ricotta Dip with Roasted Grapes
- 15 ounces ricotta cheese; - full fat
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1½ tablespoon thyme; - freshly chopped
- 2 clove garlic - minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 lb red grapes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- baguette slices - toasted
- Preheat oven to 400 °F.
- In a baking dish, toss together grapes, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Place in the oven to roast for 20-30 minutes, or until the grapes have burst.
- Set aside to cool to room temperature.
- To a food processor or blender add ricotta cheese, olive oil, chopped thyme, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Pulse until the mixture is smooth and all ingredients are distributed evenly.
- Spoon Ricotta Dip onto a serving dish, top with roasted grapes, and fresh thyme.
- Serve with toasted baguette slices.
- Store in the refrigerator, covered, for up to three days.
Metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.