Easy to whip up with minimal ingredients, this creamy, flavorful Garlic and Chive Cottage Cheese Dip Recipe is great to keep on hand for snacking.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been one to shy away from bold-flavored foods.
Extra, extra onion on every sandwich. (I wish I were kidding. If you’re ever at a sandwich shop and you hear someone order their sandwich with double extra onion, walk up and say hi because it’s probably me.)
At least one more clove of garlic than every recipe calls for.
Tuna fish for breakfast…why not?!
(Yup, Mike is indeed a very lucky guy, lol. Luckily for both of us, he eats the same way though!)
This Garlic and Chive Cottage Cheese Dip Recipe is no different. But like I talk about in this post, as it roasts, garlic takes on a sweet, nutty, and much more mellow flavor, so it isn’t nearly as in-your-face as you’d imagine. But then don’t forget, there are chives too, so this crema really does end up pretty bold. But that’s why it’s so good.
Inspiration for this Garlic and Chive Cottage Cheese Dip Recipe
My inspiration for this Garlic and Chive Cottage Cheese Dip Recipe was Mexican Crema. This is a tangy Mexican cream (similar to sour cream) that pairs perfectly with oh so many things.
Here I used cottage cheese to get a similar creamy consistency without using cream. I like mine with some texture instead of completely smooth, but you can process yours until it reaches your desired consistency.
As an added bonus, this cottage cheese dip is high in protein and low in carbs with just 2g net carbs per serving.
Pro Tip: You can use ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese to make this recipe.
What Can You Use Cottage Cheese Dip For?
- Serve it as a dip with crackers, chips, pretzels, or carrot and celery sticks.
- As a condiment on sandwiches, burgers, or tacos.
- Instead of salad dressing.
- Make it into pasta sauce – just toss with warm pasta and a drizzle of olive oil.
- As filling for stuffed shells or lasagna.
- Stuff it into an omelet.
- As a pre or post-workout snack, along with raw vegetables for dipping.
More Dip Recipes to Try:
- Warm Cheesy Garlic and Kale Dip
- Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip
- Edamame Dip
- Charred Triple Onion Dip
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
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Garlic and Chive Cottage Cheese Dip Recipe
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Place the unpeeled garlic cloves in the center of a square of foil. Drizzle on the oil and add a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Wrap up the garlic cloves in the foil, and then place the foil package onto a baking sheet or an oven-safe casserole dish. Roast until the garlic is completely soft and light caramel in color, about 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely and then peel the garlic cloves.
- Add the cottage cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and the roasted garlic to a food processor. Process until it reaches your desired consistency (I like it pureed, but with a little texture instead of completely smooth), scraping down the sides as necessary. Add the chives and pulse a couple times to combine.
- You can serve it immediately, or refrigerate for up to 3 days because it’s even more delicious after it sits for a couple days and the flavors blend.
- Net Carbs: 2g per serving (1/4 cup)
- You can use ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese in this recipe.
This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on August 26, 2014. I updated it with more information on July 29, 2020.
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