Wow your guests with this keto whipped ricotta + marinated tomato dip. This simple appetizer can be prepped ahead of time, is low carb and vegetarian.

Keto Whipped Ricotta + Marinated Tomato Dip

Forever looking for more appetizers to add to my arsenal. Appetizers can actually be tricky sometimes. They need to:

  • be able to be prepped ahead of time for minimal pre-gathering stress
  • taste good sitting at room temperature for a while
  • be able to be adapted and enjoyed for those eating keto and not-keto
  • be delicious

This keto whipped ricotta + marinated tomato dip checks all those boxes! It’s such a new favorite!

Whipped Ricotta

If you’ve never had whipped ricotta before, this is about to be pretty revolutionary.

You whip a container of whole milk ricotta (whole milk is the most keto friendly, and the most luscious and delicious!) in your food processor for about 1 minute. After you whip it, the ricotta is light and fluffy as a cloud.

You can whip it up to 3 days in advance and just keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.

Whipped ricotta dip in a white bowl topped with grape tomatoes, basil and olive oil with cucumbers and crackers

Marinated Tomatoes

I slice up baby tomatoes, then mix them with shallots, basil, garlic, kosher salt and high quality olive oil. After an hour of marinating (or up to 3 days), the tomatoes are bursting with flavor.

Tomatoes are already acidic on their own, adding the perfect balance with the creamy, mild and fatty whipped ricotta.

Keto Sides for a Dip

I love serving this keto whipped ricotta + marinated tomato dip with cucumbers and keto crackers (flackers are my favorite!), along with regular crackers that those who are not keto will also enjoy.

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Whipped ricotta dip in a white bowl topped with grape tomatoes, basil and olive oil with cucumbers and crackers

Keto Whipped Ricotta + Marinated Tomato Dip

Wow your guests with this keto whipped ricotta + marinated tomato dip. This simple appetizer can be prepped ahead of time, is low carb and vegetarian.
5 from 9 ratings
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8
Calories 235

Ingredients
  

Whipped Ricotta

  • 16 ounces whole fat ricotta cheese

Marinated Tomatoes

  • 1.5 cups grape tomatoes sliced in half or fourths
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped basil
  • 1 clove of garlic grated or finely minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup high quality olive oil

Serving Options

  • Sliced cucumber
  • Keto friendly crackers my favorite are Flackers
  • Regular crackers for non-keto guests

Instructions
 

Whipped Ricotta

  • Add the container of ricotta (along with any water that has separated from the ricotta cheese), to your food processor. Pulse for 1 minute until the ricotta is light and fluffy.
    16 ounces whole fat ricotta cheese
  • Transfer to a bowl. You can refrigerate this for up to 3 days.

Marinated Tomatoes

  • Add all the ingredients to a medium size bowl. Toss to combine.
    1.5 cups grape tomatoes, 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots, 2 tablespoons finely chopped basil, 1 clove of garlic, 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1/2 cup high quality olive oil
  • Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour on the counter, or up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Assembly

  • Top the whipped ricotta with the marinated tomato mixture.
    16 ounces whole fat ricotta cheese
  • Serve along with desired sides. Serve cold, or at room temperature.
    Sliced cucumber, Keto friendly crackers, Regular crackers for non-keto guests
  • Leftovers will keep in an airtight container refrigerated for at least 3 days.
  • As always, lots of tips, FAQs and substitution info in the Recipe Notes below!

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Recipe Notes

Ricotta: I love this with whole milk ricotta. It has the best macros, and is the most delicious. But any ricotta will work. If you have a dairy sensitivity, try and get a sheeps milk ricotta. Whole Foods sells one! Sheeps milk is much easier to digest than cows milk for many with dairy issues.
Tomato: I love using grape tomatoes, but larger tomatoes that are chopped would work as well.
Shallots: I love the mellower flavor of shallots, so prefer them for this dip. You could use yellow, white or red onion instead.
Basil: Fresh basil is always best if you can get it. Dried basil can work too!
Vinegar: I've also made this with a tablespoon of balsamic. You can add that in if you like more acid! I find the acid from the tomatoes is plenty, and I prefer the milder flavor. Red wine vinegar would be amazing too.

Nutrition

Calories: 235Total Carbs: 3.5gProtein: 7.3gFat: 22.1gFiber: 0.4gNet Carbs: 3g

Nutrition facts are calculated as a courtesy and not guaranteed.

Author: Natalie Gruendl from www.tasteslovely.com
Keyword Dip, Keto Appetizer
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