Raising Memories: Refreshing Cucumber Cottage Cheese Chip Dip
  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Refreshing Cucumber Cottage Cheese Chip Dip

When I was at university, one of my roommates shared this healthy dip recipe with me and I have loved it ever since!  This is actually the same roommate who taught me the Pumpkin Roll recipe! :) 

So, back to the dip recipe... I love it because it's light and refreshing and just perfect to eat with Nacho cheese chips... uh.. yeah... I didn't say it was a completely healthy snack! ;)   We made it just last night in preparation to share the recipe here on the blog and my husband came up with a delicious variation (which I will share at the end of the post), so stay tuned! :)





Here's What You'll Need:
(This makes quite a bit of dip, so you could half this recipe)


- 1 cucumber
- 4 green onions
- 1 large spoonful of mayonnaise
- 1 16 oz. (or 500g) container sour cream
- 1 16 oz. (or 500g) container of cottage cheese

(You can see that I bought the 750g container of cottage cheese, but that's just because we like to eat it plain too- it's a great healthy snack that's high in protein, low in fat, and a great source of calcium. Gay Lea's Nordica Cottage Cheese is also made from 100% Canadian dairy milk, so that's a bonus!)

These are all also great reasons/excuses for eating cheesey Doritos ;) haha  But seriously, mixing something healthy in with a snack helps to remind me to eat the less-healthy things in moderation!



Here's What You Do:

1. Start by peeling & cutting the cucumber into small pieces.

2. Chop up the green onions


3. Mix the cottage cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise together.


4. Add the cucumber & green onions and mix together.


5. That's it!  Grab a nacho and dig in!



Mexican Variation:

My husband lived in Mexico for 2 years before we were married and has a love for Mexican tastes. We are both big fans of lime and cilantro, so I was happy to let him experiment with part of the dip and the variation he came up with was delicious!

I don't have specific measurements since he was experimenting, but you could try adding the following ingredients (to taste) and see if you like his variation as much as we did!

- fresh cilantro
- lime juice
- feta cheese
- chili powder



I hope you'll give this dip a try- I'm sure you'll love it!  You can also checkout the Gay Lea website for great recipes and information on their products.

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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11 comments:

  1. Wow,this looks so yummy thanks for sharing

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  2. Hmm I am not a fan of cucumber on its own, but this might be a great way to use up the ones that come in our produce box.

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  3. Looks nice and refreshing must make.

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  4. We are huge cottage cheese fans so this recipe will be perfect when the garden is overflowing with onions and cucumbers.

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  5. Oh I don't think my first comment went through.

    I have never added cottage cheese to dip before, but it's a great idea. Cottage cheese is high in protein, so it's another yummy way to add it in!

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  6. I love cucumbers but never thought to make a dip with!! YUM!! this looks so good! I love GAYLEA products so I can't wait to make this!

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  7. Both of these sound so yummy and holy moly, could they be any easier to make, LOL. We are nacho chip lovers here and this will be a great excuse to crack open a bag this weekend!

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  8. I would enjoy this I don't know about hubby though

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  9. Thanks for sharing this recipe will make next card night

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  10. I love cottage cheese and have never tried it in a dip, so I'm looking forward to making this dip. Thanks for the recipe and the variation.

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~Heather Lynne

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