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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Crudites with Herbed Ricotta

A tasty dip of ricotta with fresh herbs is an easy upgrade for whatever vegetables you have on hand.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 15 mins
  • servings: 4


  • 1 cup ricotta cheese, preferably fresh
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, plus leaves for sprinkling
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound mixed beans, such as haricots verts and yellow wax beans, trimmed
  • 1 bunch baby carrots, tops left intact (optional)
  • 2 baby zucchini or baby yellow summer squashes, sliced about 1/4 inch thick on the bias
  • 1 English cucumber, cut into spears


  1. Step 1

    Stir together ricotta, chopped basil, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Step 2

    Arrange vegetables on a platter. Sprinkle with basil leaves. Serve with herbed ricotta.

Martha Stewart Living, August 2011