French Fridays with Dorie – Lyonnaise Garlic and Herb Cheese

by Jessica on May 25, 2012

Lyonnaise Garlic and Herb Cheese | http://mybakingheart.com

I think I’ve found my new favorite appetizer. By using fat-free ricotta cheese as the main ingredient, it’s fairly good for you… and it only takes a few minutes to prepare. The worst part of it is waiting the three to four hours for the flavors to meld together. The smooth ricotta, mixed with olive oil, fresh garlic, parsley and chives is outstanding and absolutely perfect for a summer get-together out on the patio. It’s light texture is wonderful on crackers, artisan bread and I’m sure on pizza. Can’t wait to give that one a try!

Lyonnaise Garlic and Herb Cheese | http://mybakingheart.com

For a list of the Doristas who whipped up this week’s dish, head over to today’s FFwD ‘Leave-Your-Link’ post to check out their links!

#87 – Lyonnaise Garlic and Herb Cheese (pgs. 20-21)
Source: Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan

Lyonnaise Garlic and Herb Cheese | http://mybakingheart.com

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Paula @ Vintage Kitchen May 25, 2012 at 10:35 am

Ricotta is the right cheese here. The pizza idea keeps coming back to my mind! Nice spread!

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2 Heather @ French Press May 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

it looks amazing

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3 Susan May 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I love your Jadite bowl! I agree – much lighter than many vegetable dips – I can think of so many uses for it.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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4 Susan May 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I just read that you went to TCU – I went to the University of Dallas – not too far from there! My first job was at Six Flags Over Texas – LOL!

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5 Kathy May 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I totally agree with you on this cheese spread! I found the flavor delicious. I plan on serving it as an appetizer at my Memorial Day get together! Yours looks so creamy and luscious! Have a great weekend!

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6 Krissy May 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Pizza actually sounds good to me with this spread. I thought it went well with tomatoes and I’m thinking a drizzle of pesto sauce and…….. it is limitless. Most people like it with bread so why not pizza dough!

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7 Alice May 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm

It would be great for a summer evening on the patio! ­čÖé Love it!

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8 Mary Hirsch May 25, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Jessica, I loved this. Easy to make. Can use it in so many ways. It just needs to be bumped up in flavor a bit and I am trying to figure that out. A little tinkering, perhaps.

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9 Nana May 25, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Looks delicious, We enjoyed this, and can see using various
combinations to vary this dip/spread. Great job. Happy
weekend.

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10 Adriana May 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Great minds think alike! If I go to a pizza place that offers ricotta with the toppings I usually get it. Flavored ricotta would be even better!

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11 Momma g May 25, 2012 at 8:42 pm

This looks delicious! Can’t wait to taste it!! Maybe for a late night snack!

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12 Andrea May 26, 2012 at 4:27 am

Lovely looking photos – you know your photos have a wonderful “fresh” and appetizing look, it is a pleasure to look at them. I am glad that you enjoyed preparing this recipe.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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13 Liz May 26, 2012 at 6:52 am

Gorgeous photos…and I love your lightened up version!

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14 Elaine May 26, 2012 at 8:43 am

Such a pretty presentation! I think I am going to try this with some pasta next. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Jessica.

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15 Cher May 26, 2012 at 8:56 am

Totally agree – I loved this spread & it is such a nice, easy crowd pleaser. Perfect for patio dining!

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16 yummychunklet May 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Glad you enjoyed it. Looks great!

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17 Betsy May 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Oooh, I love ricotta on pizza. This herby cheese would be great. Your crackers look quite delicious with the yummy spread. Nice job! Hope you have a great weekend.

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18 Cakelaw May 27, 2012 at 12:40 am

LOL – I didn’t have the three to four hours for the flavors to meld – I just dived straight in, and it was fine. Yours looks good, and I am glad that you enjoyed it.

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19 Maggie May 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I really liked this one too! Your pictures are beautiful as usual and I think this would taste AMAZING on a pizza!

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20 Candy June 2, 2012 at 10:10 am

Oooh – I love your idea of using this on pizza!

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21 Beth June 6, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Must try this! I never remember to consider fat free ricotta when making healthy dips. Great idea!

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22 Momma g June 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm

This is absolutely delicious! Also, very healthy and low cal! Love, love, love it!!!!

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23 jora June 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm

i’m so glad you enjoyed this! the recipe is definitely a great idea, i may try it with different flavors.

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