Cottage cheese spread on a wooden spoon
Cottage Cheese Is The Secret Ingredient For Filling Ranch Dip
Cottage cheese is being used to make everything from edible cookie dough to pasta sauce. It can even be incorporated into a ranch dip to create a heartier spread.
A typical recipe for ranch dressing uses mayo, sour cream, buttermilk, and an array of seasonings that can include dill, chives, and garlic powder.
When making the cottage cheese version of ranch dip, swap out all of the dairy products in the original formula and replace them with the secret ingredient.
Add in seasonings, blend it all until the lumps are gone, and dig in. You’ll still get a smooth dip, but the cottage cheese makes for a thicker, creamier, protein-packed ranch.
For dip with extra thickness, stir everything together instead of blending it. You’ll get a few bumps from the cottage cheese, but it’ll have more texture than classic ranch.
Add in dairy products if you like the taste and consistency better with them. Buttermilk can thin out a thick dip, and added sour cream or plain Greek yogurt can provide more tang.
If you’re concerned about the consistency of your dip, a cottage cheese with a higher fat percentage will provide you a thicker dressing than a low-fat or fat-free version.
Add a little lemon or pickle juice, white vinegar, or lavender for more flavor and let it chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. The longer it cools, the thicker it will be.