Refreshing Cucumber Cottage Cheese Chip Dip

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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  1. Wow,this looks so yummy thanks for sharing

  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.

  3. Looks nice and refreshing must make.

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

  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!

  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!

  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!

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

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

  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.

  11. This looks and sounds delicious and the mexican version looks even better, yummy !

  12. This Cucumber Cottage Cheese Chip Dip is such a hit on game night,it's so delicious!

  13. This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!


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