Herb-Green Ricotta Pate With Sweet-Pepper Sauce

20 mins (prep 20)
23 ingredients
6-8 servings
I decided to create this summery folly because I wanted a low-carb, savory "something" made with fresh ricotta cheese. While measuring, weighing, making notes, and putting it all into the processor, I thought, no, this kite ain't gonna fly … But when I tasted the end result before chilling, I found it delicious. It tastes mild, creamy, herby and moreish. The red sauce must have a slight bite and should be served sparingly. I should have made this in individual molds, but by the time I realised that would have looked nicest, it was too late and the pate was already chilling! The seasonings can be changed, for example by using only Tabasco, (more than I indicated), or use only black pepper. You can also cheat a little bit and add a tiny drop of green food colouring for a darker green. For the red sauce I used South African (chopped) peppadews (also known as piquanté peppers), but as that might not be easily available to you, you can cheat here, too, and use a store-bought salsa (puree it for a more sophisticated look). Or make your own red-pepper sauce with sweet bell peppers and tomato.

Categories:  <-30-mins , lunch~snacks , easy , african , south-african , quick , cheese , appetizer , diabetic , eggs~dairy , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (138.92 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 351.96 Calories from Fat 218.25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24.25g 223.89%
Saturated Fat 7.89g 236.64%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 45.16mg 90.32%
Sodium 592.94mg 148.23%
Total Carbohydrate 20.05g 40.1%
Dietary Fiber 7.0 g 167.93%
Sugars 5.85 g %
Protein 19.5g 234.01%
Vitamin A 748.92IU% Vitamin C 29.28mg%
Calcium 410.27mg% Iron 5.41mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh, fresh cream, pesto sauce, pecorino cheese, medium tomato, red bell peppers, pinch salt