Creamy, refreshing, and high in protein, this Cucumber Cottage Cheese Dip is the perfect option for a quick breakfast, light lunch, or afternoon snack. Whip it up in minutes for a savory recipe that will satisfy your tastebuds and leave you feeling full!
Table of Contents
- What Is Cucumber Cottage Cheese Dip?
- Ingredients You’ll Need
- How to Make Whipped Cottage Cheese Dip with Cucumbers
- Flavor Variations
- Serving Suggestions
- Can I Make This Recipe Ahead of Time?
- More Spreadable Dips
- Cucumber Cottage Cheese Dip Recipe Recipe
What Is Cucumber Cottage Cheese Dip?
If you like our whipped feta with tomato and cucumber salad, you’re going to love this cucumber cottage cheese dip! The base of the dip features warm, savory spices, creamy feta, and high-protein cottage cheese.
Blended until it’s smooth and fluffy, it’s combined with cucumber slices for a bit of crunch. Quick and easy to make, it’s out-of-this-world delicious, but that’s not the only reason we love it!
- Made with just a handful of ingredients.
- Full of protein, nutrients, and healthy fats.
- Great for pairing with all your favorite dippers.
- Perfect to prepare in advance for quick meals or easy snacks.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Drawing inspiration from our original savory whipped cottage cheese bowl, this cottage cheese dip features fresh herbs and bold spices for a completely different flavor profile you’re going to adore. Here’s everything we included:
- Cottage Cheese – This forms the base of the dip. For the best results, we recommend using a full-fat option.
- Feta Cheese – Paired with the cottage cheese, feta adds extra creaminess to the dip along with a bit of tang. Again, we recommend using full-fat feta for the best taste and texture.
- Water – Use as little or as much as needed to blend the rest of the ingredients.
- Cucumbers – We use English cucumbers as they have a sweeter taste, but any cucumbers you have on hand and like best can be used.
- Herbs and Spices – Sumac, crushed red pepper, salt, black pepper, and fresh basil combine to create a Middle Eastern-inspired flavor with earthy undertones and just a hint of sweetness.
- Olive Oil – This helps the seasonings stick to the cucumbers while adding a boost of healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied.
- Lime Juice – The acidity helps cut through some of the heaviness of the fats, creating a well-rounded, balanced flavor.
Is Cottage Cheese Healthy?
Cottage cheese is a pretty divisive ingredient. You either love it, or you hate it.
Personally, we love it! Not only is it super tasty (at least in our opinions) and versatile, but it’s also really good for you, too.
For example, cottage cheese is a great source of protein along with vitamins and nutrients including vitamin B12, selenium, riboflavin, phosphorous, calcium, and folate. As a result, including it in your diet can help keep you satisfied, assist with weight loss or maintenance, and help promote bone strength and muscle gain.
How to Make Whipped Cottage Cheese Dip with Cucumbers
Our favorite part about this easy cottage cheese dip is how quick it is to make!
- Combine. In a food processor, combine the cottage cheese, feta, and a bit of water, pulsing until smooth.
- Create the Cucumber Salad. In a large bowl, mix the remaining ingredients except for the basil together. Toss to completely coat the cucumbers.
- Layer. Spread the whipped cottage cheese dip on a plate or serving platter. Add the seasoned cucumbers on top, and add a sprinkle of fresh basil on top.
- Enjoy! Serve your dip with all your favorite dippers and sides, and enjoy it right away.
Cottage cheese is one of the most versatile ingredients ever and easily takes on the flavor of whatever you pair it with. So, feel free to experiment with different mix-ins and toppings to make this dip your own.
Some of our favorite ways to mix it up include:
- Using Ranch seasoning.
- Adding avocado for extra smoothness.
- Mixing and matching any fresh herbs we have on hand like parsley, mint, dill, and oregano.
- Including different veggies like celery, bell peppers, and tomatoes.
We love to serve this cucumber whipped cottage cheese dip with a side of warm pita bread. However, it pairs well with a wide variety of dipping options such as:
- Pita Chips
- Potato Chips
- Celery and Carrot Sticks
- Broccoli and Cauliflower
Can I Make This Recipe Ahead of Time?
Absolutely! If you aren’t planning on eating this cottage cheese dip right away, we recommend leaving out the cucumbers until just before serving.
The cottage cheese and feta mixture can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for two to three days. You can also store the seasoned cucumbers in a separate container for up to one to two days.
Then, just assemble the dip, and enjoy!
Can I Freeze This Dip?
No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe as the dairy won’t thaw well and will have an altered taste and consistency.
More Spreadable Dips
If you enjoy this cucumber cottage cheese dip, you won’t want to miss out on more of our quick dip recipes below!
- Creamy Whipped Feta Dip with Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas
- Warm Feta Dip with Marinated Olives
- Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip with Crispy Chickpeas
- Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Yogurt Dip
Cucumber Cottage Cheese Dip Recipe
- 16 ounces cottage cheese
- 4 ounces feta cheese
- 2-4 Tablespoons water
- 2 cups cucumbers sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon sumac
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon lime juice
- In a food processor, combine the cottage cheese, feta, and 3-4 tablespoons of water (Start with 2 tablespoons, and adjust as needed for the desired consistency). Pulse until smooth.
- In a large bowl, mix together the cucumbers, sumac, salt, black pepper, olive oil, and lime juice. Toss to combine and coat the cucumbers.
- Spread the cottage cheese dip on a plate, creating a smooth layer.
- Top the cottage cheese dip with the marinated cucumbers, and sprinkle fresh basil on top.
- Serve the cucumber cottage cheese dip with warm pita bread on the side.
- Store the cottage cheese and cucumbers in separate airtight containers in the fridge for 1-2 days.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.