I’m always looking for sneaky ways to get more vegetables into my daily routine and I’m always a sucker for a good dip. This Cottage Cheese Vegetable Dip has become a staple in my house. I make it for lunches, to snack on or even to serve at parties. It’s creamy, full of flavor with plenty of spices and the cottage cheese adds a punch of protein. You can’t go wrong!
My mom gave me this recipe and I forgot about it for years. I needed some creative ways to eat more protein and remembered this recipe. I make it on a Sunday and enjoy it throughout the week. Whether I’m dipping veggies as a snack or call it my lunch, it’s really helped me get more protein into my diet along with vegetables.
Then one time I served it on game day and everyone else fell in love with it too. Nobody even guesses that there’s cottage cheese in the dip because it’s just creamy, thick and delicious. Make it ahead of time, refrigerate it and serve it whenever you want!
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How To Make A Protein-Packed Cottage Cheese Vegetable Dip
All you need for this recipe is your favorite mixing bowl. I mix it up with a large mixing spoon and then store it in an airtight food storage container until I’m ready to enjoy it. It definitely needs time to refrigerate, so be sure to follow that part of the recipe!
How To Prepare Your Vegetable Dip Ahead Of Time
Stress-free entertaining is all about planning ahead of time. Party appetizers don’t have to be complicated or fancy. Everyone loves a great dip recipe. You can make this vegetable dip recipe 24 hours before hand and let it chill in the refrigerator. The more cold it is, the better it tastes!
For best freshness, enjoy the vegetable dip within 5-6 days of making it. The dip doesn’t freeze well, so just toss when you’re finished.
What To Serve Your Vegetable Dip With
I serve my vegetable dip with chopped celery, mini carrots and grape tomatoes. You want to add as much color as possible. Raw broccoli and cauliflower works as well.
Don’t be afraid to add some crackers to your platter too. Some people want a little more crunch and a hearty cracker works great.
Be sure that if you’re serving this dip during the hot summer months, outside, that you serve it in a chilled ice serving bowl. Every mayonnaise-based dip needs to be refrigerated to prevent hazardous food safety mistakes. As long as your dip is chilled, then you’re good!
When To Make This Cottage Cheese Vegetable Dip
Most often, I make this dip for myself when I want to include more protein in my diet. However, it’s such a great appetizer too, that I can’t help but to recommend making it for events. I love a versatile dip that takes minutes to prep. Here are some ideas:
- Tailgating Parties
- For Easy Quick Lunches or Snacking
- The “Big Game”
- Poolside Parties
- Movie Nights
- Church Potlucks
Cottage Cheese Vegetable Dip Ingredients:
- Cottage Cheese
- Green Onions
- Tabasco Sauce
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Celery Seed
- Caraway Seed
- Garlic Salt
- Dry Mustard
- Black Pepper
- Seasoned Salt
Directions To Make Cottage Cheese Vegetable Dip
In a large bowl, add your cottage cheese and mayonnaise together.
Dice your green onions and add them to your bowl.
Add your hot sauce and spices to the bowl.
Mix together well. Transfer to an airtight food storage container. Refrigerate ahead of time for 24 hours (12 minimum) and serve with an assortment of vegetables. You can add a sprig of parsley or chopped green onions on top for garnish.
- 2 Cups Cottage Cheese
- 2 Cups Mayonnaise
- 3/4 Cup Chopped Green Onions
- 1/4 Teaspoon Tabasco Sauce
- 1 1/2 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 1/2 Teaspoon Celery Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Caraway Seed
- 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dry Mustard
- 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1/2 Teaspoon Seasoned Salt
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix Well
- Transfer to an airtight food storage container. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
- Serve over ice for outdoor entertaining. Enjoy with fresh cut raw vegetables, chips or crackers.
After serving, keep the dip refrigerated. Do not freeze. For best freshness, enjoy the dip within 4-5 days of making it.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 313mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
**These nutritional facts are calculated by a third party. Nutritional values may vary.