Whipped Ricotta and Arugula Salad

A Healthy Whipped Ricotta and Arugula Salad Perfect For Spring.

I love a good salad and you will never find a shortage of salad recipes on my blog. This recipe has a creamy feel with all the wholesome ingredients your body loves! The arugula has a bit of peppery bite, while the ricotta gives the salad a creamy finish.

Arugula: this leafy green contains calcium, potassium, folate, and vitamin C, K, and A.

Ricotta: is an Italian cheese that is considered one of the more healthier cheeses. It contains mainly whey protein which gives the human body a large amount of amino acids that it needs.

I used my Kitchen Aid food processor to blend up the dressing for this salad. If you don’t already have a food processor for your kitchen, get one! It is an essential tool for your kitchen and you will find how much easier it makes your life. I love my Kitchen Aid mixer, because it really gets the job done. The only complaint I have is the size. I got their smaller food processor, which does a great job, but I can’t do any foods in large quantities. So, if you are someone that cooks for a family or large groups, opt. for their larger food processor. If you like Kitchen Aid products, then sign up for my email team and receive special discounts on their products! A quick disclaimer, I NEVER promote products I don’t use or don’t like. That is not what my blog is about and I like to stay true to my readers. I want to share about anything I use in my kitchen to help you make your healthy lifestyle as simple as possible.

Check out the ingredients to this Whipped Ricotta and Arugula Salad below!

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Ingredients

  • Whipped Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese

  • 2 tsps olive oil

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • Dressing
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves

  • 2 tbsps pine nuts, toasted

  • 2 tbsps white balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp pepper flakes

  • 3 tbsps olive oil

  • Salad
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 18 snap peas, cleaned and cut in half

  • 3 cups baby arugula

Check out the full recipe at Food Network! Enjoy!

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