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Mint Basil Ricotta Dip with crackers and cut up vegetables

Mint Basil Ricotta Dip

A simple dip that uses fresh herbs to elevate whipped ricotta to new heights. A great addition to any pot luck, dinner, or tapas party.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, basil, cream cheese, mint, ricotta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Laura


  • 6 tablespoons finely minced fresh basil 1 oz or 32 g
  • 1 &1/2 tablespoons finely minced fresh mint 1/4 oz or 10 g
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese 230 g
  • 2 ounces cream cheese 60 g
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Combine the basil, mint, olive oil, ricotta, and cream cheese in a small food processor. Pulse until the cheeses and herbs are well combined, but the herbs remain visible.

  2. Refrigerate the mixture for at least 30 minutes. When the flavors have blended, add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have a small food processor, use an immersion blender