Ricotta Romanoff Sundae
from the South Beach diet
An easy, quick dessert first served to the Russian Czar Nicholas I by Marie Careme.
1/2 cup strawberries, cut into quarters
3/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 teaspoons sugar ( or substitute)
1/4 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 tablespoon pistachios
Mint leaves, for garnish
In a blender or food processor, combine the quartered strawberries, orange peel, and sugar substitute and blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl. Gently stir in the sliced strawberries. Cover and chill.
When ready to serve, evenly divide the ricotta among 2 serving bowls. Pour equal amounts of the strawberry mixture over the ricotta, then sprinkle with the pistachios. Garnish with the mint leaves.
11 g total fat (6 g sat)
40 mg cholesterol
15 g carbohydrate
15 g protein
2 g fiber
160 mg sodium