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Lemon Peel Ricotta Creme Recipe - South Beach Diet Phase 1

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Fast and easy to make, this is sort of a pudding made with ricotta cheese, grated lemon peel, vanilla, and sugar substitute. Good for a snack or dessert for those following the South Beach Diet.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1/2 c part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg sugar substitute


Mix together the ricotta cheese, lemon peel, vanilla extract, and sugar substitute. Serve chilled.

Yield: 1 serving

Per Serving: 178 cal, 14 g pro, 7 g carb, 10 g fat, 6 g sat. fat, 38 mg chol, 0 g fiber, 155 mg sodium

Recipe from: The South Beach Diet : The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss by Arthur S. Agatston M.D. (Ballantine Books)
Copyright 2003 by Arthur S. Agatston M.D. Reprinted with express written permission.

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 4 out of 5
Variation, Member kgosselin22

I didn't have a lemon on hand, so instead I mixed the ricotta with the splenda and vanilla extract, then mixed in some cinnamon. It's delicious; tastes just like the filling in a canolli!

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