Roasted Strawberries and Whipped Ricotta

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Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2

This is a simple, yet powerful dish. Strawberries contain anthocyanins, which stimulate the burning of stored fat and also aid in short term memory. They have a ton of fiber, which will keep you feeling full, as well as anti-oxidants, which will keep you feeling (and looking!) young. The ricotta we pair with them is packed with calcium and Omega-3 fatty acids which aid hugely in heart health. Ricotta is also a great source of Phosphorus and Selenium, two hard-to-find minerals for the body. Additionally, honey is a magical food that happens to be both antifungal and antibacterial. It can also be used to aid with sleep as well as to boost memory and increase energy naturally. With these beautiful ingredients, this dessert is one you can indulge in daily!

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August 27, 2017Anna Rakoczy
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • ½ pound Strawberries, with greens trimmed and cut in half
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • pinch Sea salt
  • ½ cup Ricotta
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest

Instructions

  • 1)

    Pre-heat oven to 400℉. Remove green ends from strawberries and cut them in half.

  • 2)

    Mix the cut strawberries with olive oil, and lay them in a single layer on a lined baking dish. Sprinkle sea salt on top.

  • 3)

    Roast strawberries for about 10 minutes or until juices begin to run. Remove from the oven.

  • 4)

    In a medium bowl, whip together the ricotta, honey, vanilla, and lemon zest by hand, mixing until well combined.

  • 5)

    Serve strawberries and ricotta together, layering, mixing, or plating how you wish.

Notes

Roasting is a wonderful technique for any fruit: it brings out the natural sweetness as the sugars caramelize. You can experiment with apricots, plums, apples & peaches.

2 Comments

  • Steven Hall, MD

    March 26, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    I’ll have to give this a try. I would have never thought to roast fruit. What effect does that have on the Vit C?

    1. Maddy Kuhn

      March 27, 2019 at 2:11 am

      Hello Steven! Roasting fruit is just one more way you can enjoy it! Time, heat, and water all have an influence on Vitamin C degradation. Of all of the cooking methods roasting has the potential to reduce the Vitamin C the least, since it is a dry heat process. We hope you give it a try! Warmly, Katy

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