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Arugula, Ricotta, and Black Olive Dip

Categories: Entertaining, Party Snacks, Quick to fix
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

This dip combines arugula, ricotta, and black olives into a delicious dish.

Prep Time: 15M

Serves: Serves 4


  • about 1 cup arugula (rocket)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed through a press
  • 1/3 cup black olives, pitted
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 9oz (250g) ricotta cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper
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  1. Combine the arugula, garlic, olives, lemon zest and juice, and oil in a food processor, and process until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a medium bowl, then stir in the ricotta, and season with pepper. Mix well.
  3. Serve with torn chunks of crusty sourdough bread or with toasted baguette slices.
  • Use good-quality dry black olives with plenty of flavor, and make sure the arugula is very fresh. Buy it loose if possible, as bagged leaves go rotten much quicker.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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