Whipped Garlic & Herb  Cottage Cheese Dip

Whipped Garlic Herb Dip made with creamy cottage cheese and fresh herbs, topped with juicy roasted tomatoes.

There’s something irresistible about the person who brings dip to parties. We all know this person – they care just enough to bring a dish, but not enough to actually cook. They’re easy-going and intelligent. They know that everyone loves dip, so they can’t possibly mess up. You could be that person at the next party you go to.

Making this Whipped Garlic Herb Dip is super simple! You’re going to start by making the creamy base: blend up low-fat cottage cheese with fresh herbs, garlic and spices. The herby cottage cheese base is high in protein and tastes just like whipped ricotta. Then, we top off the creamy dip with perfectly roasted, jammy tomatoes. The juicy, acidic tomatoes pair beautifully with the creamy herb-based cottage cheese.

Hate Cottage Cheese?

If you can’t stand cottage cheese for the weird texture and taste, you are not alone. Before you immediately write off this recipe hear me out. The way that the cottage cheese is prepared in this dip results in a texture and taste very similar to ricotta cheese. If you’ve ever had a Whipped Ricotta Dip, you know it’s absolutely delicious. This recipe is all that and more! Since we use low fat cottage cheese, this dip is lower in calories, lower in fat and high in protein. This is a great party dip that delivers on taste while being secretly healthy!

Perfectly Jammy Tomatoes

The decision to serve the creamy herb dip with sweet roasted tomatoes was very intentional. Once roasted for 20-25 minutes at 400F, the outer layer of cherry tomatoes will slightly split. This allows for the juices of the tomato to leak out creating a jammy consistency. The acidic, jammy tomatoes cut through the creaminess of the cottage cheese, pairing wonderfully!

Plating The Dip

  1. Dollop the Whipped cottage cheese onto the center of the plate.
  2. Use a spoon to create a pretty swirly pattern.
  3. Spoon the roasted tomatoes onto the center of the dip.
  4. Drizzle over any juices left in the pan.
  5. Garnish with dried herbs.

Can I Use Ricotta Cheese?

Yes! You can use equal amount of ricotta cheese to replace the cottage cheese.

Can I Make It Ahead?

Yes, you can make it ahead of time. However, I recommend storing the whipped garlic herb base and the roasted tomatoes separately. When you are ready to serve, microwave the tomatoes for 30 seconds and bring the creamy base to room temperature. Plate everything as close to the even as possible for best presentation.

What Should I Serve This With?

I love to serve this with crostini, mini naans, sliced baguette or sliced pita bread!

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Healthy Garlic Herb Dip with Roasted Tomatoes


  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 4 Generous Servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Whipped Garlic Herb Dip made with creamy cottage cheese and fresh herbs, topped with juicy roasted tomatoes. It’s high in protein and low in calories!


Ingredients

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Cottage Cheese Dip

  • 2 cups 1% Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp yogurt or greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 56 leaves fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tiny bunch of cilantro
  • 3 tbsp of fresh oregano, thyme or dill
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 jalapeno (optional)
  • Salt, to taste

Roasted Tomatoes

  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sprinkle of Garlic Powder
  • Sprinkle of Black Pepper
  • Sprinkle of Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.  
  2. On a quarter sheet pan, toss together all the ingredients under “Roasted Tomatoes” and spread out into one layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the juices release from the tomatoes. 
  3. To a food processor, add all the ingredients in the “Cottage Cheese Dip” section. Pulse until everything is smooth and creamy. (takes about a minute). 
  4. Pick a shallow plate to serve your dip in. First, use a spoon to spread a thin layer of the Herbed Cottage Cheese Dip. Then, spoon on the roasted tomatoes.  Don’t forget any of the juices that came out of the tomatoes – that’s the best part! Garnish with herbs and enjoy!!
  5. Serve with crostini, cut up naan, sliced baguette or sliced pita bread!
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: No Bake

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  1. Vatsalya Narayan says:

    This was honestly rly good. I wasn’t a fan of the initial recipe but I thought I’d give it a try for our Super Bowl part. That was the best decision and it was a huge hit! Thanks Ramya!

  2. I made this as meal prep for lunches and it was amazing! I kept the cheese and the tomatoes separate until I assembled at lunch. I paired with bagel chips which were so yummy with it!