Red fruit salad with whipped ricotta

March 24, 2022 (Last Updated: March 27, 2022)
salad with whipped ricotta

This red fruit salad with whipped ricotta is a harmony of flavours that are just perfect for a light dessert or summer treat.

Red fruit salad with whipped ricotta recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tsp finely grated orange zest
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp rosewater

WHIPPED RICOTTA

  • 240 grams fresh ricotta
  • 1 tbsp honey

FRUIT SALAD

  • 1 medium orange
  • 250 grams fresh cherries, pitted
  • 125 grams fresh raspberries, torn
  • 2 1/2 cups watermelon, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • mint leaves, to serve (optional)

METHOD

ROSEWATER AND CITRUS SYRUP

Combine zest, juices, sugar and 1 cup of water in a pot. Bring to a simmer over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.

Bring to the boil and cook for 8 minutes or until thickened slightly. Stir in the rosewater and allow to cool.

WHIPPED RICOTTA

Combine ricotta and honey in a bowl and beat using a hand whisk until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl.

FRUIT SALAD

Peel the zest off of the orange and place in a bowl of iced water for 5 minutes or until curled, then drain.

ARRANGE the fruit on a platter, sprinkle with half the orange curls and the mint leaves.

Drizzle with syrup just before serving. Serve the red fruit salad with the whipped ricotta and generously

HANDS-ON TIME 30 min / TOTAL TIME 30 min / SERVES 4 / VEGETARIAN

ALSO SEE: How to make your own ricotta

Home-Made Ricotta with Honey, Pepper and Farm-Style Bread

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