This whipped delight serves as a replacement for high-fat dips. Serve it with chips or crackers, on veggie trays, as a spread on toast, in pasta dishes, or swap out the herbs and garlic for honey and cinnamon for a fruit dip!
2 16-ounce containers low-fat cottage cheese
¼ cup fresh chives, chopped
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
Black pepper to taste
Before you begin: Wash your hands.
Combine cheese, chives, basil, parsley, garlic and lemon juice and mix well.
Add black pepper to taste.
Serving size: ¼ cup
Calories: 60; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Trans Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 310mg; Total Carbohydrate: 3g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 2g; Protein: 9g; Vitamin A: 4%; Vitamin C: 6%; Calcium: 6%; Iron: 2%.
Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, CSSD, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and author.
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