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Recipe of the Week: Baked Herbed Ricotta with Cherry Tomato Salsa

A warm, hearty brunch masquerading as a light supper. The recipe can easily be doubled to serve as many as you need. Great for vegetarians, and dinners on cold nights. Plus a small avocado and rocket salad makes an ideal accompaniment.

Preparation time: 20 minutesBaked_Ricotta_Feature500x328
Serves: 10


  • 800g Australian ricotta
  • 1 cup wholegrain breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Australian parmesan, grated
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 egg whites
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • crisp green salad (to serve)

Cooking method

  1. Combine ricotta, breadcrumbs, herbs, parmesan and pepper.
  2. Whisk egg whites until stiff peaks form, and fold through the ricotta mixture. Press into a lined 20cm springform pan, and bake at 180oC for 45 minutes until cooked through.
  3. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan.
  4. Toss together the remaining ingredients and serve with a slice of the ricotta torte accompanied with crisp greens.

Nutrition information

Each serve of this recipe provides 0.5 serves of milk, yoghurt, cheese or alternatives and 1 serve of vegetables.

Average Quantity per serve
Energy 596kJ
Total sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Sodium 225mg
Calcium 243mg
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 5g
Iron 1mg
Carbohydrates 5g
Fibre 1g


Finding healthy snacks to keep you going can be hard to come by so read our Snack Attack article, coming soon, to get some great tips. Plus, our recipes for Grilled Mushrooms with a Garlic Yoghurt Dressing and Bubble & Squeak Slice serve well as side dishes or something to nibble on to keep you satisfied!


nutrition-australiaRecipe selected by Nutrition Australia Victorian Division. For more healthy recipes visit the Nutrition Australia website.
Source: Dairy Australia 

Last updated: November 28, 2016 at: 11:56 am

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