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Creamy “Ricotta” Dip

Last night I made this delicious vegan “ricotta” dip for my parents who are in town visiting us.  The boys and I are having a blast with them, though I am having an especially great time, since I have extra mouths to feed, which means more guinea pigs to test my creations!

Luckily, the parents (and husband) approved of, and devoured, this tangy vegan cheese dip, based on a recipe from the phenomenal book Entertaining in the Raw by Matthew Kenney.

Creamy Ricotta Dip
  • 1 cup pine nuts, soaked overnight
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 scallion (green and white parts, remove and discard tip), minced
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  1. Rinse pine nuts in cold water; then discard both soaking and rinsing water
  2. Place pine nuts in a food processor, along with lemon juice and water
  3. Process for 1-2 minutes, scraping down side of processor frequently, until smooth
  4. Process in scallions, thyme and salt, until texture of ricotta
  5. Remove from food processor to a serving dish
  6. Serve with your favorite dipping veggies

I had a bit of a challenge getting this mixture to process; if that happens to you, just add a bit more liquid (lemon juice or water) very sparingly until mixture blends more easily and keep scraping down the mixture into the center of the food processor.

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