Sun-Dried Tomato–Ricotta-Basil Spread Recipe

Sun-Dried Tomato–Ricotta-Basil Spread
Difficulty: Easy | Makes: 1 1/2 cups

Like pasta sauce in a spread, this combo of tomato and basil is really versatile, but it tastes especially great with cured meats, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, grilled or roasted vegetables, or layered on a turkey sandwich.

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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Torn fresh basil leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place the sun-dried tomatoes in a food processor fitted with a blade attachment and pulse 3 to 4 times.
  2. Add the ricotta, vinegar, a few of the basil leaves, and pepper to taste and pulse until a coarse paste forms.