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Mediterranean Ricotta fritters

Our dietitians' favourite

This is the Mediterranean Ricotta fritters recipe.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 10 min - 12 min
Yields 36 fritters (approx)
mediterranean ricotta fritters


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Ricotta
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Swiss cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) tomato sauce heated
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) black or green olive tapenade
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh herbs (parsley and/or chives) divided
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Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).

In a bowl, whisk egg with Ricotta, flour and nutmeg. Season generously with salt and pepper. Incorporate Swiss cheese and half the herbs.

Drop small spoonfuls of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven on top rack for 10–12 minutes or until fritters are puffed up and golden brown.

Place fritters in wonton soup spoons. Garnish with hot tomato sauce, tapenade and remaining herbs.


Cheese alternatives for Swiss cheese: Canadian Cheddar, Gouda, Mozzarella.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 120 Calories
Protein: 8 g
Carbohydrate: 5 g
Fat: 8 g
Fibre: 0.4 g
Sodium: 129 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 15 % / 160 mg
Phosphorus: 12 %
Selenium: 18 %
Vitamin B12: 27 %
Zinc: 11 %