This creamy cottage cheese dip is a healthy but easy dip you can make in a few minutes. Serve it as a snack, or a light but tasty appetizer!
I love to serve a good dip as a tasty snack, or as a quick and easy appetizer. This cottage cheese dip is served chilled, which means that you can make it ahead of time and keep it refrigerated until it's ready to serve.
This recipe requires cottage cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, dill and chives. This combination of flavors is amazing, but you can naturally replace the seasoning with something else if you prefer.
When I say that this dip is easy to make, I mean really easy! All you have to do is simply combine all the ingredients in a food processor, and pulse it for about 30 seconds, until the dip is completely smooth.
I have noticed that some brands of cottage cheese contain more liquid than others. If you find that your dip is more watery than you'd like, you can refrigerate it for 30 minutes before serving. This will help the dip firm up, and improve its texture.
Here are my top tips to succeed with this recipe:
- Use a food processor to make the dip completely smooth. Cottage cheese has natural cheese curds, which doesn't really work well in a dip. Alternatively, you could try to use a blender.
- Keep the dip refrigerated as much as possible to extend its shelf life.
Although you can use this dish for a variety of purposes, like a sandwich spread or salad dressing, it's definitely best served with delicious dippable treats! Here are some of my personal favorites:
Savory snacks: Tortilla chips, pretzels, crostini, crackers or bread are all excellent options.
Vegetables: Try dipping carrot sticks, celery, cucumbers, or cauliflower florets.
This dip can honestly be varied endlessly. You can change the ingredients and seasoning to make it suit your preferences. Here are some of my favorite flavor combinations:
Spicy: Add a little chili powder or cayenne pepper for a kick and a hint of spice!
Sweet: Omit the herbs, and add honey and cinnamon for a sweet cottage cheese dip. This would be perfect to serve with fruit or sweet snacks as dessert!
This dip stores really well. Keep it in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to 4 days. I do not recommend freezing cottage cheese dip, as it might separate and be watery when thawed.
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Frequently asked questions
Cottage cheese is a type of fresh cheese. It's made in a qnique way, which makes cheese curds form. The texture is almost like sour cream, only with lumps of curd.
Cottage Cheese Dip
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor, and pulse it for about 30 seconds, until the dip is completely smooth.If you don’t have a food processor, you can try using a stick blender or a regular blender instead.
- Serve it immediately, or keep it refrigerated until it's ready to serve.L