Having a batch of this whipped cottage cheese dip in the fridge is like having a superhero on call. It’s an ultra creamy, healthy veggie dip that you can pull out for after-school snacks, last minute guests or I’m-starving-somebody-feed-me moments (am I the only one who has those?). The dip is packed with protein, is flavored with garlic, dill and scallions, and makes snacking on veggies easy and irresistible. 

Close up of a hand holding a cucumber topped with the herbed cottage cheese dip.

Healthy garlic & dill veggie dip 

My oldest daughter is wary (read: PICKY) of raw vegetables. She’ll nibble on raw carrots and cucumbers, but the only way to get her to devour other veggies is with a DIP. This creamy garlic and dill dip, which is reminiscent of ranch, is one of our family staples (and one of her favorites). You can serve it as a snack, pack it for lunches or even dress it up for parties. 

Easy whipped cottage cheese dip recipe

This is an easy recipe made with garlic, herbs and cottage cheese. The cottage cheese is the secret superpower ingredient, lending loads of creaminess and protein. 

All of the ingredients for the healthy cottage cheese dip arranged on a pan.

What kind of cottage cheese should I use?

You’ll want to use plain cottage cheese in this recipe, such as Hood Country Style Cottage Cheese. As you might remember from this breakfast strata recipe, my love for cottage cheese runs deep. While we love to eat it plain as a snack, it’s also a great way to add creaminess and protein to a myriad of dishes, from pasta, to eggs to smoothies, like this creamy strawberry smoothie

The creamy veggie dip on a serving board with sliced veggies and crackers, with a container of cottage cheese alongside.

How to make cottage cheese dip:

  1. In a mini food processor (or you can use a blender), process a small garlic clove in a mini food processor until finely chopped.
Process shot showing garlic chopped up in a mini food processor.

2. Add cottage cheese, lemon juice, dill, scallions, dried oregano and milk. 

Process shot showing all of the dip ingredients in a mini food processor.

3. Process until smooth and creamy!

The pureed cottage cheese dip in a mini food processor.

Healthy dip for carrots & other garden vegetables

You can serve this dip with any vegetables you like, such as carrots, cucumbers, radishes, peppers, celery, blanched asparagus and/or broccoli. 

Healthy dip for potato chips

The dip is also fantastic with crackers, veggie chips and potato chips! We love it as a lighter dip option for parties and game days. 

Hand dipping a purple potato chip into the healthy veggie dip.

FAQ

How do you serve healthy veggie dip?

You can serve this healthy veggie dip on a snack board or crudité platter, or you can scoop it straight from the fridge, as I’ve been known to do. 

Is cottage cheese dip healthy?

Cottage cheese is a fantastic source of protein and calcium, and this dip has far less fat than mayonnaise- or sour cream-based dips. 

What else can I do with cottage cheese?

Cottage cheese is a delicious snack on its own (try it with a swirl of jam), or you can use it in this one-pan breakfast strata, these ratatouille toasts or this strawberry smoothie!

Close up of a carrot dipping into the cottage cheese dip.

Thank you to Hood Cottage Cheese for partnering with me on this post. While I was compensated for this post, all opinions and recipes are mine alone.

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Healthy Cottage Cheese Veggie Dip

This healthy herbed veggie dip is a cinch to make and pairs perfectly with veggies, crackers and/or chips. Cottage cheese gives the dip an ultra creamy texture and a boost of protein, while garlic, dill and scallions lend it an irresistible flavor. You can serve the dip on snack boards, on crudité platters, or as a simple but nutritious snack. It’s also fabulous with potato chips for a lightened-up game day appetizer!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cottage cheese dip, healthy veggie dip, healthy veggie dip recipe
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups Hood Country Style Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Plop the garlic into a mini food processor and process until finely chopped. Add the lemon juice, cottage cheese, dried oregano, dill, scallions and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Process until smooth. Taste and season with more salt and pepper as needed. If you prefer a thinner texture, blend in a touch more milk.

Notes

Storage: The dip can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days. If needed, give the dip a stir before serving.
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