This creamy cottage cheese dip recipe is a delicious and healthy snack option. Ready in 5 minutes, this flavorful appetizer is perfect for your next gathering.
It is gluten-free, nut-free and refined sugar-free. And, it’s the perfect dip when you follow the Mediterranean diet.
Note: This recipe uses regular ingredients so keep in mind it is not lactose-free nor dairy-free. It also contains cow’s protein so if you are breastfeeding and your little one is perhaps allergic to this kind of protein, don’t consume it.
How to make cottage cheese dip
- Food processor – You will need to blend the ingredients to achieve a whipped-like consistency.
- Spoon – or anything to scoop out the dip.
- Serving bowl or plate – anything you want to use to serve this high-protein dip in.
- Cottage cheese – No substitution here. Full fat is better for you than the low-fat options
- Fresh cilantro
- Seasoning – salt, black pepper
- Olive oil
- Roasted red peppers
- Lemon juice – Use juice from fresh lemon
This cottage cheese appetizer as well as many other dip recipes on our blog is so easy to put together! The food processor will do the job for you so just taste it and if happy, scoop it out onto a serving plate or a bowl.
If it needs more salt, pepper or lemon, you can easily add those before serving.
What to serve with the dip
Vegetables – carrots, celery, bell peppers, radish.
Crackers – There are so many options on the market. Pick the ones you like or try something new! Plain, flavored, with seeds or nuts, thin, thick,…
Crostini – It’s so easy to make crostini from scratch so why not give it a go? And what about using this cottage cheese dip as a base layer for some fancy crostini appetizers?
Pita chips – Or tortilla chips.
Or, turn it into a spread and use it for avocado toast or sandwiches. Another option is making a crudite platter and serving a selection of easy dips alongside.
Frequently asked questions:
This one will last up to 3 days when stored properly.
Yes, you can. While it literally takes 5 minutes to put together, you can prepare it the night before serving, if needed.
Keep it in an airtight container or jar with a lid in the fridge.
More easy appetizers:
- Olive and Feta Shooters
- Pear Prosciutto Appetizers
- Caprese Salad Bites – Always a hit at any gathering. Including our wedding!
- 1 cup cottage cheese (200 grams), see note 1
- ½ lemon, juice only
- ⅓ cup roasted peppers (90 grams), see note 2
- ½ large avocado, see note 3
- salt, to taste
- black pepper, a generous pinch
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, see note 4
- a few leaves fresh cilantro, see note 5
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste.
- Add more seasoning or lemon juice, if needed.
- For best results use full-fat cottage cheese.
- You can add more than this, if you like.
- If you have a small avocado, use all of it.
- If you don’t have olive oil on hand it is better to omit it completely rather than substitute it with another type of oil.
- Cilantro can be omitted or substituted with fresh parsley. The quantity you add depends on your liking.
Serving Size:1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 28Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g