Dessert Tacos with Ricotta and Fruit is a tasty, vegetarian, kid-friendly, low carb, no cooking recipe for an easy dessert! Yes, dietitians do actually eat desert and encourage clients to eat dessert as part of a longterm, sustainable healthy diet. We also encourage our clients to try “healthier” versions of desserts like these below:

Another thing that I love about this recipe is that you can customize this recipe based on the season for instance, when blueberries are in season, you can make blueberry dessert tacos and when strawberries are in season you can use strawberries, etc. The possibilities are endless which helps keep your food costs down and also gives you a chance to be creative with making your dessert.  An added bonus is that you can have kids make their own DIY dessert tacos and add their favorite combination of fruit. People can also add their own variety of toppings including cinnamon, freeze dried-berries, mini-chocolate chips or any of your favorites.

You may be wondering, what is ricotta and is it healthy?

Ricotta cheese is an Italian whey cheese.

Compared to most cheeses, ricotta is a healthier choice because it contains less salt and fat. It’s light and creamy with a slightly grainy texture and delicate flavor.  Ricotta cheese is similar to cottage cheese and can definitely be used in a pinch in this recipe.  Ricotta cheese is softer, moister and less grainy than cottage cheese.

Dessert Tacos with Ricotta and Fruit

Course: Appetizers and Snacks, Desserts
Cuisine: Fun With Food, Vegetarian
Keyword: Kid-friendly, Low carb, No cooking, Party, Tacos
Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Low Sodium, Nut Free, PCOS, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings



  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  • 2-1/2 cups fruit fresh, diced (kiwis, bananas, apples, orange, strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
  • 6 flour tortilla soft 6 inch, warmed (or 12 street taco size tortillas)
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • toppings cinnamon, bee pollen, freeze dried berries, mini chocolate chips


  • In a small bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, gently toss the fruit with the dressing until well combined.
  • Spread a heaping spoonful of ricotta down the middle of each tortilla.
  • Spoon the fruit mixture across the top of each tortilla and sprinkle with desired toppings. Enjoy.


Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g

Please note:

Nutrition info is approximate and may contain errors.

Rebecca Bitzer loves to empower Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and their clients.  Co-author of Welcome to the Rebelution: Seven steps to the nutrition counseling practice of your dreams and  Taste the Sweet Rebellion: Rebel against dieting.