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.
yum, that sounds really good and worth a try. 🙂
You got me gonna try it!
I love it! Sounds great! I love cottage cheese mixed with peaches…Geoff eats cottage cheese with Doritos, LOL!!!
This sounds yummy. I am going to make it this weekend so I can try it.
That sounds really yummy–but do you know of a ranch mix that doesn’t have msg in it? or should msg be a concern? I used to use it all the time to make our ranch dressing, but have recently stopped due to the msg 🙁 I would really love to find a substitute–and this dip sounds like something my kids and I would love!
Hey Holly! That’s actually a great question! I haven’t made this recipe in a while so haven’t looked for any new types of ranch packets. I’m sure there is something in the organic section or even at a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. I also know there are recipes floating around the internet and pinterest that are homemade! Here’s one! http://www.5dollardinners.com/2011/04/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix.html