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Veggie Ricotta Bowl

Veggie Ricotta Bowl
This Recipe:
Start to Finish
26 min
20 minutes
6 minutes

12 cups mache (also called lamb's lettuce; or use spinach or mixed spring greens)
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 teaspoons garlic oil, divided
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 medium zucchini, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 large yellow pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
2 cups petite peas
1 cup skim ricotta cheese
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted


Place mache in a large bowl. Combine basil, buttermilk, sour cream, vinegar and 1 teaspoon of garlic oil in a food processor and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour half of dressing over mache; gently toss to mix.

Heat remaining 2 teaspoons of garlic oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add zucchini and yellow pepper slices. Sauté for 6 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat peas. Arrange a portion of mache in four shallow bowls. Spoon a portion of warm zucchini-pepper mixture on one side of greens and a portion of peas on other side. Place 1/4 cup ricotta in center. Drizzle salads with remaining dressing; top with toasted almonds.


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