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Roasted Asparagus and Garlic Ricotta Spread

Roasted asparagus & garlic ricotta spread on broiled lemon baguettes

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  • Ricotta spread:
  • 1/2 pound asparagus
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Baguettes:
  • 1/2 baguette loaf
  • Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • Salt and pepper


  1. preheat oven to 400F
  2. Rough chop asparagus and garlic and mix with olive oil
  3. Salt and pepper lightly or to taste
  4. Transfer to baking sheet and roast for about 18-20 min
  5. While roasting cut baguettes into 1/4 inch slices
  6. Spray or lightly brush with olive oil on one side
  7. Very lightly salt and pepper
  8. Zest lemon peel and sprinkle over top the baguettes
  9. Put onto baking sheet lined with foil if you prefer less clean up
  10. Remove roasted veggies from oven and preheat broiler to low
  11. Take small food processor or blender and toss in roasted asparagus and garlic mixture
  12. Add ricotta, lemon juice, olive oil and salt to the mixer
  13. Blend together until smooth consistency and set aside in a serving bowl
  14. Put the baguettes in the broiler on low for 1-2 until a light golden brown watching very closely (only broiling one side)
  15. Serve immediately
  • Category: Appetizer