Whipped Sweet Corn & Ricotta Dip

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Sourceadapted from Food & Wine
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time30 minutes


This creamy dip will delight your guests, who may have a hard time guessing what's in it! Fresh summer corn is blended with ricotta and seasonings, perfect for serving with fresh veggies or pita chips.


3 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
olive oil, extra virgin (plus extra for garnish)
corn ear
shallot (minced)
1 clove
garlic (minced)
3/4 cup
cheese, ricotta
lemon (zest AND juice of)
1/4 teaspoon
paprika, smoked (plus extra for garnish)
salt and pepper (to taste)


Using a sharp knife, cut the corn kernels from the cobs. Heat the butter and olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat, then add corn kernels, shallot, and garlic and cook until corn is crisp-tender, 7-10 minutes. Let cool slightly.

Add corn mixture, smoked paprika, ricotta, lemon juice, lemon zest, and 1 tablespoon of water to the bowl of a food processor and blend until completely smooth. Adjust the consistency with more water if needed, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon into a bowl and sprinkle with more smoked paprika and a drizzle of olive oil if desired. Serve with raw veggies, pretzel chips, pita chips, or other desired dippers.