Fig and caramelized onion whipped ricotta dip recipe

Even though most people have seen ricotta in lasagna or stuffed shells, this fluffy, creamy dairy product has many other uses. 

1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided ½ cup thinly sliced onion 1 clove garlic, minced 2 cups whole milk ricotta ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon fig jam, plus more for topping 1 tablespoon honey



Butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. After butter melts and skillet heats, add onions. Allow onions to soften and brown for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Garlic should be fragrant after 1 minute. After cooking, set aside onion mixture. Food processor ricotta, remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper. Whisk 1-2 minutes until fluffy.

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Spoon whipped ricotta onto a plate. Caramelized onions, fig jam, honey. Spoon-mix everything gently. Optional: top ricotta with fig jam and thyme and serve with dippers.

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