Creamy Basil Ricotta Spread

This creamy basil ricotta spread has a variety of uses.  Try it as a substitute for mayo on a sandwich or add a generous spoonful to the top of your favorite pasta dish. My favorite is to spread it on a piece of grilled bread and drizzle the top with olive oil. Sprinkle on a few chili flakes or chili flavored olive oil to spice it up a bit.

Ingredients:
1 15 oz container Ricotta cheese
4 large basil leaves
1 large clove of garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste

Method:
Stack the basil leaves on top of each other and roll them together.  Slice them across as thinly as possible.

Combine the basil and the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.  Taste it and see how you feel about it

Chill for at least an hour before using to let the flavors come together.

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