Healthy Treat

Watermelon with Ricotta Cream

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Watermelon with Ricotta Cream
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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
25 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 25 min.
Ready in
Calories:
318
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Melon contains citrulline, a substance that helps dilate blood vessels, and thus has a positive effect on blood flow and cholesterol levels. Ricotta, an Italian cream cheese, is packed with calcium and nutrients like vitamin A. 

Ricotta is a product from Italy that resembles cream cheese. However, it's not made from milk like cream cheese, but from whey.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calories318 kcal(15 %)
Protein7.8 g(8 %)
Fat23.8 g(21 %)
Carbohydrates18 g(12 %)

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
4 tablespoons Whipped cream
9 ounces Ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons milk
half of a Vanilla bean (seeds removed)
3 tablespoons sugar
11 ounces Watermelon (flesh)
mint (for garnish)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
WatermelonRicotta cheesesugarWhipped creammint

Preparation steps

1.

Beat the whipping cream until stiff. Whisk the ricotta cheese, milk, vanilla bean seeds and sugar together until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream and refrigerate for about 1 hour. 

2.

Cut the watermelon flesh into thin slices, then trim into triangles. Arrange the watermelon triangles on small plates and scoop the ricotta cream on top. Garnish with fresh mint and serve.