#CottageCheese Ranch Veggie Dip
Introducing our quick and versatile Cottage Cheese and Yogurt Veggie Dip recipe! With just 5 minutes of prep time and no cooking required, you can whip up this delicious dip in a breeze. This creamy dip combines the goodness of cottage cheese and yogurt to create a delicious and nutritious snacking option.
- Nutrient Rich: Both cottage cheese and yogurt provide calcium and B-vitamins – integral to strong bones and teeth, energy metabolism, and overall well-being. Yogurt also provides various minerals, including potassium, magnesium, and zinc.
- Protein Powerhouse: The combination of cottage cheese and yogurt provides a good amount of high-quality protein, supporting muscle health and repair.
- Digestive Support: Yogurt probiotics contribute to a healthy gut microbiome, aiding digestion and potentially supporting the immune system. Some cottage cheese varieties available also include probiotics.
This dip is not only quick to make but also incredibly versatile. Once you have your creamy base, you can get creative with different serving ideas and repurposing leftovers. Here are some suggestions to try out:
- Sandwich Spread: Use the dip as a spread for your sandwiches, wraps, or sliders. It adds a tangy and savory twist to your lunchtime delights.
- Baked Potato Topping: Dollop the dip on a baked potato and enjoy the creamy goodness with a hint of Ranch flavor.
- Salad Dressing: Thin out the dip with a little milk or water and use it as a dressing for your salads. It brings a unique taste to your greens.
- Stuffed Veggie Delight: Fill hollowed-out bell peppers, cucumber boats, or cherry tomatoes with the dip for a refreshing and nutritious snack.
- Topping: Pair a spoonful or 2 of the dip with baked or grilled chicken, steak, or fish for an added burst of flavor.
The best part? You can make a batch ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, making it a convenient and tasty option for snacking or incorporating into various meals. So, give our Cottage Cheese and Yogurt Dip a try and let your creativity flow as you explore the many delicious ways to enjoy it!
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Yield: 3 cups (548 g) (9 servings) Serving Size: ⅓ cup (61 g)
- 16 oz (or 2 cups) 2% low sodium Cottage cheese
- 8 oz (or 1 cup) 0% Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp (or 1 envelope) Ranch seasoning
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and Ranch seasoning.
- Mix everything until well combined, creating a creamy and flavorful dip.
- Serve with your favorite veggies and whole grain crackers for a delightful snacking experience.
Tips and tricks:
- Could blend the cottage cheese first or buy whipped cottage cheese if smooth texture is preferred.
- If watching sodium levels or wanting to make seasoning mix for any reason – 8 1 Tbsp Servings: https://rbitzer.com/no-sodium-ranch-seasoning-mix/)
- ¼ cup parsley, dried
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp dill dried
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp basil dried
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Sodium and cottage cheese – reduced sodium options, half and half regular and no salt added (Friendly’s).
- For an easy quick-assembly meal to take to work or school: Spread a serving of dip at the bottom of a food storage container, fill container with chopped veggies and cooked chicken or protein of your choice .
- Easy lunch – could recreate @collegenutritionist tzatziki bowl with veggies and rotisserie chicken or any of the other suggestions in the caption at the top as time/ ingredients allow.
If using this recipe in your personalized ATNG meal plan, 1 protein serving.
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