Creamy, refreshing, and high in protein, this Cucumber Cottage Cheese Dip is perfect 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! 

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! 

It’s also: 

  • 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. 
A platter of cucumber cottage cheese dip with two pieces of bread on the side.

Ingredients You’ll Need 

Drawing inspiration from our original savory whipped cottage cheese bowl, this cottage cheese dip kicks things up a notch with fresh herbs and bold spices, delivering a completely different flavor profile that’s bound to win you over. Here’s the rundown of everything you need to make it:

  • 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. 

Close up image of marinated cucumbers over cottage cheese dip.

How to Make Whipped Cottage Cheese Dip with Cucumbers

The best thing about this hassle-free cottage cheese dip? It’s lightning-fast to whip up!

  1. Combine. In a food processor, combine the cottage cheese, feta, and a  bit of water, pulsing until smooth. 
  2. Create the Cucumber Salad. In a large bowl, mix the remaining ingredients except for the basil together. Toss to completely coat the cucumbers. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Enjoy! Serve your dip with all your favorite dippers and sides, and enjoy it right away.
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Flavor Variations 

Cottage cheese is like a flavor chameleon – it effortlessly adopts the taste of whatever you team it up with. Experiment by trying various mix-ins and toppings to give this dip your own unique twist.

Here are a few of our top picks to shake things up:

  • 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. 

Serving Suggestions

Our go-to for serving this cucumber whipped cottage cheese dip is alongside warm pita bread — a match made in heaven. But feel free to switch it up and dive into a world of dipping possibilities, including:

  • Pretzels
  • Crostini
  • Pita Chips
  • Potato Chips
  • Celery and Carrot Sticks
  • Broccoli and Cauliflower
A piece of bread topped with cucumber cottage cheese dip on the edge of a platter of the dip.

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’re digging the vibes of this cucumber cottage cheese dip, you’re in for a treat! Check out more of our speedy dip recipes listed below:

A platter of cucumber cottage cheese dip with bread on the side.

Cucumber Cottage Cheese Dip Recipe

4.67 from 6 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Make this cucumber cottage cheese dip for a refreshing, high-protein recipe perfect for light meals or easy snacks!

Ingredients  

  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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.
    16 ounces cottage cheese, 4 ounces feta cheese, 2-4 Tablespoons water
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cucumbers, sumac, red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper, olive oil, and lime juice. Toss to combine and coat the cucumbers.
    2 cups cucumbers, 1/2 teaspoon sumac, 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 3 Tablespoons olive oil, 1 Tablespoon lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 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.
    1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 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

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 489mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 241IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Love this recipe! As a diabetic, I’m constantly looking for high protein, low carb things that I can indulge in, so I don’t regret other decisions. This with some cauliflower chips is awesome! Thanks Food Dolls love your recipes!