Roasted Strawberries and Whipped Ricotta
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
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!
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 10 minutes
- Serves: 2
- 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
Pre-heat oven to 400℉. Remove green ends from strawberries and cut them in half.
Mix the cut strawberries with olive oil, and lay them in a single layer on a lined baking dish. Sprinkle sea salt on top.
Roast strawberries for about 10 minutes or until juices begin to run. Remove from the oven.
In a medium bowl, whip together the ricotta, honey, vanilla, and lemon zest by hand, mixing until well combined.
Serve strawberries and ricotta together, layering, mixing, or plating how you wish.
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.