Packed with fresh garlic and herb flavours this easy, no bake cottage cheese dip is the perfect appetizer for any party or occasion. Serve this creamy and delicious high protein dip with fresh vegetables and crackers for the perfect summer snack!
Why blended cottage cheese?
I know cottage cheese can be a polarizing food- you either love it or hate it. Believe me I get it. for years I tried to love it but I just couldn't get past the lumpy texture. The problem was I knew it was such a healthy, high protein, cost effective food so I kept trying. I swear I tried every way to eat cottage cheese with no luck.
Until I discovered smooth cottage cheese (otherwise known as blended cottage cheese). Blended cottage cheese has all the nutritious high protein benefits of cottage cheese without the lumps! It's the perfect healthier alternative for sour cream or mayonnaise in dips or dishes.
I promise whether you are a cottage cheese lover or hater you will love this cottage cheese dip. It's lower fat, higher protein and packed with fresh flavours. Making it the perfect high protein vegetable dip.... some people even say its a more nutritious alternative for the famous Helluva Good Dip!
Don't believe me? Try it for yourself......
How to make garlic and herb cottage cheese dip
If you know me you know my love of an easy yet nutritious recipe. This garlic and herb cottage cheese dip is the epitome of both. It's SO easy to make it doesn't even fully qualify as a recipe in my books. This easy dip takes 5 minutes to prepare, requires no oven and is completely customizable to your taste preferences.
All you need to do is grab a blender or food processor, add your ingredients and blend.... it's that simple.
Serve this easy blended cottage cheese dip with your favourite crackers, chopped vegetables or even as a spread on your next wrap or sandwich for a tasty way to add in a little extra protein to your diet.
What ingredients do I need to make this cottage cheese dip?
One of my favourite things about this cottage cheese dip is how customizable the ingredients are! This recipe is great if you need a way to use some of your summer basil growing in your garden or just want a light and fresh dip for a summery snack.
Cottage cheese- The staple in this cottage cheese dip! I use cottage cheese as the base ingredient for this lower fat, high protein dip! I promise there are no lumps!
Garlic clove- One garlic clove is all you need for that perfect touch of garlic flavour to balance out the fresh herbs in this recipe.
Lemon juice- A splash of lemon juice to help add a slight tang while also bringing in a light and refreshing flavour. You an use freshly squeezed lemons or pre-bought lemon juice for a more convenient option.
Dijon mustard- I like to use grainy dijon mustard in my dressings and dip for that classic dijon flavour.
Herbs- For the freshest flavour I used fresh basil, and dried oregano and dill. Feel free to customize the amount of herbs depending on your taste preferences or even try adding whatever herbs you have in your garden!
Spices- onion powder, salt and pepper are the only spices you need for this easy blended cottage cheese dip!
Food processor- My absolute favourite kitchen appliance (that I will never stop raving about) if my Kitchenaid food processor. If you scroll through my page you'll see I use it in almost every other recipe (including this one). It can easily blend ANYTHING, can slice or grate veggies and is so easy to use!
Other high protein snack ideas:
- For a fruity alternative try this high protein cheesecake dip!
- Snickers protein balls
- Chunky monkey yogurt bark
- High protein edible cookie dough
- Easy veggie fritters
PS. I love seeing my recipes in action! If you decide to make this easy cottage cheese dip don't forget to snap a picture and tag me on Instagram- @nourishedbynic or leave a comment below!
Garlic Herb Cottage Cheese Dip
- 1 Food Processor or high-powered blender
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1 garlic clove
- 3-4 large basil leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ medium lemon juiced
- 1 teaspoon grainy dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a food processor or high powered blender combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Adjust spices as desired.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- Serve dip with cut up fresh vegetables or your favourite crackers or use it as a high protein spread on wraps or sandwiches!