If you are like me, getting veggies in to meet your daily quota is a difficult task. A salad like this is a great way to get the antioxidants we need along with some protein to give us a fuller feeling longer.

Make this to keep in your refrigerator for a healthier option to a vegetable dip. With crunchy fresh veggies and zesty ranch dressing, you’ll enjoy every bite!

The recipe is considered a salad, however many enjoy it as a dip. If that’s the case, omit putting the veggies in the dip and just make the base of the salad (as I have in the picture)

Cottage Cheese Salad/Dip

(taken from Taste of Home)

♦ 1 cup (8oz) cottage cheese

♦ 2 tablespoons mayo

♦ 1 tablespoon sour cream (I used GREEK YOGURT instead!)

♦ 1 tablespoon ranch salad dress mix (Do NOT buy the ranch “dip” mix..BIG mistake!!)

♦ 1 medium tomato, chopped

♦ 1/2 cup chopped cucumber

♦ 1/3 chopped green pepper

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.