These little strawberry bites are the perfect last-minute dessert. They are easy to make, healthy and ideal for a pass-around dessert party! In case you’re wondering, I did not count the oil and salt in the 5-ingredient title 🙂
- 8 walnut halves
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp honey, divided
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 12 large strawberries
- ¾ cup low-fat ricotta cheese
- Zest of 1 orange
Add a couple tablespoons of milk or yoghurt to thin ricotta if necessary (not reflected in nutritional analysis)
- Heat a small fry pan over medium low heat. Add the oil and the walnuts, toast for 4 minutes, then add the salt and half the honey. Cook for another 3-4 minutes, tossing a few times. Remove from the heat, transfer to a parchment paper and let cool. This will cool and become a Walnut Brittle. When cool, roughly chop.
- Carefully remove the tops of the strawberries, making a flat, slightly indented top—a place for the ricotta to sit on. Slice a thin slice off the bottom of each strawberry, so that the strawberry will be able to sit flat on a plate or platter.
- If the ricotta is very stiff, add a couple of tablespoons of milk or yoghurt. Dollop 1 tablespoon of ricotta on top of each strawberry. Repeat with all the berries. Drizzle all the ricotta-topped berries with the remaining honey, and sprinkle with orange zest and Walnut Brittle.