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Tasty ricotta appetizers!

on 01/01/2014
MMMM,...Tasty Ricotta Appetizers

MMMM,…Tasty Ricotta Appetizers

Hey Friends,

I hope you all spent a Happy 2013 with your loved ones & friends! I have to thank you because this blog was viewed 52,053 times in 2013!! Yeahh, baby!! That was 15,000 more than the year before! I am so proud!!! 🙂 To celebrate this stunning number of 52,053 views, I made these tasty ricotta appetizers on New Year’s Eve to celebrate my winning numbers! 🙂 They are great enjoyed with a good Champagne Brut or a good Processo Brut, like, Valbobbiadene, DOCG, Prosecco superiore, Villa Antonini, from Italy! 🙂 

Tasty Ricotta Appetizers



Let’s see how I made them,…

Recipe: For about 16 appetizers!


1 pot of 250 gr low-fat ricotta, if you can use fresh sheep’s ricotta, it has a more tangy flavour, well-drained, of course!

1 heaped tablespoon green pesto

1 heaped tablespoon red pesto, I used home-made

some grins of finely milled black pepper

a few pinches of Maldon sea salt

25 gr, fresh rocket leaves ( arugula )

about 100 gr of gluten-free finely sliced smoked ham slices


1. First, divide your ricotta, into 2 equal parts. Scoop 1/2 of the ricotta & place it in a medium bowl. Do the same with the other half. Into 1 bowl, add 1 heaped tablespoon of red pesto & into the other add, 1 heaped tablespoon of the green pesto. Mix well with a spoon. To each bowl, add about 8 to 10 grins of finely milled black pepper & a few pinches of sea salt. Mix well with that same spoon. Taste! It has to taste magnificent, you must taste the softer cheese flavour, the green or red pesto too!

2. Take your smoked ham slices, & slice each slice, horizontally into 2, so you will end up with 2 smaller pieces. Lay them vertically onto a clean chopping board. Now, place a few fresh rocket leaves, in the middle of each smoked ham slice, so that the beginning of the leaves, point to the outside of each ham slice, see picture below! Onto each middle of the rocket leaves, add a big dollop of red ricotta or green ricotta. Do the same thing until all the ricotta is used up! I ended up with 18 appetizers! Now, carefully roll them up, like this picture!

Do the same as in this picture!

Do the same as in this picture!

3. Place them on a nice serving plate & serve at once with A good Champagne Brut or this above delicious Prosecco Superior!!! Enjoy, my beloved friends! 🙂 xxx Happy 2014!!!


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39 responses to “Tasty ricotta appetizers!

  1. foodbod says:

    Wow!!! Congratulations on all,of your visitors ☺️☺️☺️

  2. A very beautiful and delightful appetizer, Sophie.
    Happy New Year!

  3. lou says:

    Hoi Sophie,
    A very good and tasty appetizer. Have a delicious glass of bubbles, too!

  4. Jim Brennan says:

    Starting out 2014 with a bang! Happy New Year, Sophie!

  5. Laura says:

    Happy 2014 and congrats on a huge year for views!

  6. Those look absolutely wonderful! How delicious! Congratulations of your blog being viewed so many times!

  7. afracooking says:

    Congratulations! You deserve to feel proud, it is quite an achievement! You really deserve it. Wishing you all the best for 2014, my dear friend!

  8. Tammy says:

    Happy 2014!

  9. Congratulations on that many visitors! Impressive! 🙂 And look at that appetizer! Yum!

  10. Wow congratulations and happy new year! I love ricotta 🙂

  11. My mouth is watering!!!

  12. Ina gawne says:

    Sophie – these look amazing. I love your red pesto sauce too…yum! 🙂

  13. Lauren Lane says:

    Wish I had seen these before my NYE party! The recipe look delish for winter. Love the colors.

  14. Liz says:

    lovely appetizers 🙂 And congrats on the great stats!

  15. Ali says:

    Happy new year! This dish looks amazing! Congratulations on your awesome blogging year!

  16. Belinda says:

    I made your tasty appetizers & loved them, dear Sophie!
    They are superb, really tasty too! 🙂

  17. Precious! And so delicious looking!

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