Bacon and Tomato Whipped Ricotta

This dish is the entertainer’s dream this summer! Crispy bacon pieces with caramelised onions and tomatoes sit on top of a lovely and light whipped ricotta, served with toasted bread for the ultimate sharing-style dish at your next potluck or BBQ.

  • 15min
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
Bacon and Tomato Whipped Ricotta

INGREDIENTS

  • 500g ricotta cheese
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil + extra to drizzle
  • 150g Hellers Manuka smoked streaky bacon, diced
  • ¼ onion, finely chopped
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

METHOD

  1. Blend together the ricotta, cream cheese, maple syrup, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and seasoning in a food processor until smooth. Set aside while you prepare the toppings.
  2. In a large fry pan cook bacon until crispy. Add onion to the pan and cook until tender, stir in the tomato, season with salt and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Spread the whipped ricotta onto a large serving platter or board, top with the tomato and bacon mix.
  4. Drizzle with extra olive oil and finish with a squeeze of lemon.
Top tip: Add 2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary leaves with the bacon and cook until crispy. Sprinkle over the finished dish for a herbaceous twist!