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Mar
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Fresh Ricotta Vegetable Dip with wine glasses

Low Carb Ricotta Vegetable Dip

Low Carb Ricotta Vegetable Dip is an easy low carb recipe! We used thin sliced vegetables instead of chips but a toasted baguette slice would work too!

Fresh Ricotta Vegetable Dip from top with sliced vegetables

Low carb diet recipes seems to be the way to go these days, but we’re not a low carb house all the time so we always go back and forth.

And obviously our kids are carb lovers of all kinds so we’re still surrounded by all the tasty things they love to eat.

Making low carb snacks or appetizers like this Low Carb Ricotta Vegetable Dip doesn’t really make it feel like you’re sticking to some sort of diet at all, in fact this is something I would eat all the time.

Also, it’s a great way to get more vegetables in your day too!

Is Ricotta Cheese Low Carb?

Ricotta cheese is on the higher end of carbohydrates, but it still can be used in low carb recipes.

Use vegetables instead of chips like we’re doing in this dip recipe and make your other ingredients as low carb as possible.

So as you can see in our nutritional information for this dip it’s only going to cost you about 2 carbs per serving.

Combine this dip with our Italian Deli Roll Ups and make it a low carb party all around!

You can definitely serve this dip up with crackers or pita chips too, I like to keep the options open for everyone since not all your family and friends might be low carb dieting.

Today we’re just using vegetable chips, thinly sliced on a mandoline or cut carefully by hand if you don’t have one. Slicing with a mandoline creates more of a chip feel, so if you’re using a knife the thinner the better.

Fresh Ricotta Vegetable Dip in bowl with wine glasses

The rest…is easy.

Just mix everything together in a bowl and let it chill. That’s the important step here, just letting the flavors come together in the refrigerator.

Fresh Ricotta Vegetable Dip with wine glasses

And since you’re saving your carbs here, indulge in a glass of wine (or two) to really make it feel like a party!

How To Make Low Carb Dip

 

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Fresh Ricotta Vegetable Dip in bowl with wine glasses

Low Carb Ricotta Vegetable Dip

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: low carb recipe
  • Method: stir
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This delicious dip is an easy low carb recipe for parties or anytime snacking!


Ingredients

1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese

1/4 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

3/4 teaspoon black pepper

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 cloves garlic, minced (or substitute 1 teaspoon garlic powder)

1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped

2 yellow squash, thinly sliced

2 zucchini, thinly sliced

2 large radishes, sliced


Instructions

Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well to combine.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours for the flavors to combine.

Serve with vegetables for dipping.


Notes

You can serve this dip with any vegetables that you like! Or serve with pita chips, crackers or toasted bread.

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