Ricotta Dip with Honey, Lemon and Chives

Back with another side dish! Dip-style.

And this one is an under-five minute no brainer. Zero cooking. Only spooning and snipping and drizzling and sprinkling.

Also, don’t tell anyone but it’s a copy cat of my beloved French Market’s famous ricotta dip. Only theirs is fresh ricotta (which you can totally do!), and hand dipped, which is just the lightest, fluffiest ricotta ever. But this one is pretty dern stellar, too.

Let us peepeth.

Get whole milk ricotta, if you can. It truly makes all the difference.

And the bread will be up to you! This was a dense asiago bread that my store randomly had, but any crusty bread (lightly toasted!) or a cracker of choice totally works.

This is a photo of the bread just because. Otherwise I have nothing else to show you, ha!


You’ll spoon the ricotta into a little bowl, then just go at it with your toppings. Your best extra-virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, delicious honey, some snipped chives, a pinch of salt and a crack of black pepper. That is IT. And I’m telling you, the honey meets lemon will send you straight over the edge.

It’s light but creamy. Fluffy but rich. Acidic and bright but with depth of flavor. Sweet and savory in every single bite and it will be too much for your soul, and not nearly enough at the same time.

Next get together, get on this.

Or better yet, whip it up as an appetizer later today when you’re cooking dinner. OR just put it on the table with roast chicken and sautéed green beans. Find a way to include this in your immediate future or there may be consequences.

Look I don’t make the rules.

Get ready for a new chapter of your LIFE.

Ricotta Dip with Honey, Lemon and Chives
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  • 15 oz whole milk ricotta
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. snipped chives
  • About a Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • A crack of black pepper
  • Sliced crusty bread or any cracker you love


  1. Spoon the ricotta into a small serving bowl. Drizzle with honey and oil. Squeeze the lemon juice over, and sprinkle with chives. A pinch of salt and a little freshly ground black pepper and you’re finished.
  2. Serve with toasted sliced crusty bread, or any favorite cracker!
  3. Serves four to six.

It’s like, too good.

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6 Responses to Ricotta Dip with Honey, Lemon and Chives

  1. Rebekah S July 6, 2022 at 8:26 am #
    This sounds amazing. I’m thinking ricotta just needs to be a staple in my fridge.
  2. Trisha F July 6, 2022 at 12:44 pm #
    This looks incredible!!
  3. caitlin July 6, 2022 at 6:21 pm #
    want that lemon/honey combo right now! sounds so good
  4. Sabrina July 6, 2022 at 7:08 pm #
    this works for me, thank you, ricotta is always nice and honey and lemon are great complements too, yet somehow I keep forgetting to make anything with ricotta, so thank you for the recipe and the reminder
  5. Anna July 15, 2022 at 11:21 am #
    This looks great! Can it be served baked/warmed?

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