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GARLIC HERB WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE DIP

GARLIC HERB WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE DIP

Cottage cheese is a new favourite of mine. I continue to experiment with the many fun things that you can do with this cheap source of protein. I know that cottage cheese can be hard to digest, so I decided to experiment with making a sauce or dip out of it. This Garlic Herb Whipped Cottage cheese Dip was my first experiment. It was made using my all-purpose garlic herb seasoning. It turned out fantastic. It tastes very similar to ranch dip but has better nutrition stats. This creamy dip can be paired with vegetables or crackers to make a delicious and nutritious snack.

HOW TO USE GARLIC HERB CHEESE COTTAGE CHEESE DIP (OR SPREAD!)

While enjoying my cottage cheese dipped vegetables, crackers and chips, I thought of all the wonderful ways this dip could be used! This dip is great for vegetable sandwiches and wraps sandwiches. I would spread it all over a toasted bagel if I didn’t have cream cheese. Although I have not tried it yet, I think this would taste great in mashed potatoes.

HOW LONG IS IT PERMANENT?

This should be kept in the fridge for no more than 5 days. Dry herbs and spices can be activated by hydrating them to grow better at lower temperatures. This is a small batch of 1 cup, so you should be able to consume it all in that amount.

What kind of blender do I need?

I used my Hamilton Beach single-serving blender, usually used for smoothies. You don’t need much to make this dip. A small food processor would work well.

What brand of cheese do you recommend?

Cottage cheese can be very different from one brand to the next. I find that many brands add lots of ingredients to improve the texture and colour, but these ingredients make cottage cheese taste a little different. I prefer brands that have fewer ingredients. Daisy is my favourite, but it’s also the most expensive. Kroger brand is my worst choice. This week, Aldi’s Friendly Farms brand was my choice, and it came in somewhere in the middle. It’s OK, and it was affordable, so I went with it. You can leave your favourite brand in the comments! Your favourite brands are welcome to be shared with me.

4%, LOW FAT, OR NO-FAT COTTAGE CHEESE

This recipe calls for 4% fat cottage cheese. This little bit of fat makes the dip taste and feel better. It’s also far less fat than mayonnaise-based dips like sour cream and mayonnaise.

GARLIC HERB WHIPPED COTTAGE CHEESE DIP

Garlic Herb Cottage Cheese Dip will replace curds! This Garlic Herb Cottage cheese Dip whips until it is smooth and creamy, making it a high-protein vegetable and chip dip.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: Each 1/4 cup

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley ($0.10)
  • 1/2 tsp dried Oregano ($0.05).
  • 1/2 tsp dried Basil ($0.05)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder ($0.03)
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder ($0.03)
  • 1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
  • Freshly cracked pepper ($0.03)
  • 1 cup cottage cheese ($0.53)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice ($0.01)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. If the mixture becomes too thick, you may need to add 1 Tbsp of water. However, it is important not to add too much water. This will cause your dip to be too thin.
  • Serve immediately, or refrigerate until you are ready to eat.

NUTRITION

Serving: 0.25 Cup Calories: 52.33 Kcal Carbohydrates 3.03 G Protein: 6.1 g Fat 2.25 g Sodium 433.28 mg Fiber 0.2 g

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