|12||Saute||20 minutes||10 minutes or less||Less than 1 hour|
1. Melt margarine or butter in medium skillet over medium heat.
Add onions and garlic; cook until tender, stirring frequently.
2. Place in blender or food processor container along with the
chopped basil, 1/4 cup ricotta cheese, 2 tablespoons
Parmesan cheese and the lemon juice; cover. Blend until
smooth. Spoon into medium bowl; cover. Refrigerate at least 1
hour to allow flavors to blend.
3. Spread remaining 1/2 cup ricotta cheese on 10-inch serving
platter to within 3 inches of edge. Cover with layers of the basil
mixture, tomatoes and remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan
cheese. Garnish with basil leaves, if desired.