Get the Guests out of the Kitchen Ricotta Spread
12 ounces good-quality ricotta cheese
¼ cup finely chopped dried apricots
¼ cup finely chopped toasted walnuts
¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
Finely grated zest of half a lemon (about 1-1/2 teaspoons)
Salt and freshly-ground pepper
Fluff the ricotta with a fork to lighten its texture. Gently stir in everything except the salt and pepper. Taste, and see how much salt and pepper you’d like to add. Put the mixture in a small, decorative bowl and serve with cucumber or apple slices, baguette slices, or water crackers.