Holiday, Vegan Food

Vegan Whipped Ricotta Dip

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Light and fluffy creamy vegan whipped ricotta dip with garlic tomatoes is easy to make and takes just 10 minutes, with a few fresh ingredients including fresh basil, olive oil, garlic, and tomatoes. It makes a great appetizer for the holidays or Christmas dinner!

 

Normally a ricotta dip recipe uses dairy ricotta cheese, but this homemade vegan version uses firm tofu. The tofu makes it high in protein and is a great creamy substitute for the cheese.

Ingredient’s You’ll Need for this Vegan Whipped ricotta recipe:

  • Firm tofu
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Fresh basil or other fresh herbs
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Baguette slices, crostini, pita chips, or crackers for serving

Instructions to make Vegan Whipped Ricotta Dip:

Toast your baguette or bread that you want to use for dipping. Add the ricotta dip ingredients to your food processor for whipping and blend on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Sear the tomatoes and garlic in some olive oil. Whisk and spread the ricotta mixture into a medium bowl or serving bowl, add the tomatoes and basil, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil for taste and enjoy!

Other options for flavor include:

  • Vegan honey
  • thyme
  • basil
  • parsley
  • black pepper
  • extra lemon zest (a personal favorite)
  • or everything bagel seasoning!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I store the leftover dip?

You can store the dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I make it ahead of time?

You can make the ricotta mixture the night before and stored it in an airtight container in the fridge. Then, when ready to serve, fry the tomatoes and toast the bread.

How long does this Vegan Whipped Ricotta take to make?

Prep time takes approximately 5 minutes and total time about 10 minutes!

What is this nutrition information for whipped vegan ricotta dip?

I recommend using MyFitnessPas for accurate information regarding calories, carbohydrates, vitamin, sodium, calcium and potassium.

Where can I find more recipes like vegan whipped ricotta dip?

Try this Cheesy Baked hummus dip or this sticky date hot maple whipped feta dip for your upcoming holiday events and parties! And don’t forget to follow us at @gregsvegangourmet & @itslivb on instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and TikTok for daily gourmet vegan comfort food recipes!

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Vegan Whipped Ricotta Dip


  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x

Description

Light and fluffy creamy vegan whipped ricotta dip with garlic tomatoes is easy to make and takes just 10 minutes, with a few fresh ingredients including fresh basil, olive oil, garlic, and tomatoes. It makes a great appetizer for the holidays or Christmas dinner!


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Ingredients

  • 1 package extra firm tofu or firm tofu
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1012 small cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tsp salt (Add more as needed)
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp non-dairy milk

Instructions

  1. To a food processor add tofu, olive oil, salt, nutritional yeast, 3 tbsp olive oil, non-dairy milk and 2 cloves of garlic. Blend on medium speed for 1-2 minutes or until dip is smooth and creamy as desired.
  2. In a pan over medium to high heat, sear the cherry tomatoes and 1 clove of minced garlic for approximately 1 minute. Once skins are softening or blackened, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. meanwhile, add the tofu ricotta dip to a serving bowl. Place the cherry tomatoes, chopped basil, minced garlic and remainder of olive oil on top before serving. Enjoy!

2 Comments

  1. How much is a package of tofu as we have different sizes? Excited to try this!

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