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Green pea kale ricotta.

Kale Pea & Ricotta Spread

  • Author: Isabelle Eyman


Fresh, creamy, and oh-so-green, this simple spread is the perfect way to add color to your table—and it’s the ideal addition to your favorite crudités.


Units Scale
  • 2 cups (80 grams) packed baby kale leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups (338 grams) whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup (100 grams) frozen peas, thawed


  1. Make the kale, pea, and ricotta spread. In a food processor, combine the kale and garlic and process until very finely chopped, about 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl.
  2. In the food processor, combine the ricotta, lemon juice, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and pepper flakes and process until very smooth, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then add the chopped kale mixture and the peas and pulse about 5 times, until the ingredients are well mixed and the spread is mostly smooth.