Looking for a healthier dip alternative? Try this Skinny Cottage Cheese Taco Dip! It’s full of protein and veggies yet tastes creamy and delicious. Serve it at your next get together and nobody will know it’s healthy!
Before I married my husband, I found out one of his secrets: he has a thing for dips.
As in, salsas, dips, anything that involves dipping chips into. He can go through a jar of salsa and a bag of chips in like, 10 minutes. Boom. Gone.
I remember going to his parents house when we first met and finding a humongous bowl (I’m talking, giant, people) full of salsa in the kitchen. When my mother-in-law told me that she had made it, I was floored. We never had salsa and dips sitting around my house while growing up and I’d never ever thought about making it. Now I’m like a dip pro. I love trying out homemade versions and giving them to my dip-crazy husband to try.
This Cottage Cheese Taco Dip doesn’t sound very appetizing, right? Actually, I tried to come up with another name for it, but couldn’t get passed the cottage cheese part. I’m not a huge cottage cheese fan. It’s one of those foods you’re forced to eat when you’re on a diet because it’s so high in protein and low in carbs. Just because of that I try to stay away from it. 😉
I had a couple avocados laying around and was looking up some good guac recipes when I noticed some of them had cottage cheese in them. Since I had some cottage cheese already, I thought I would mess around with the flavors and add some healthier ingredients.
In this dip, cottage cheese is mixed with green onions, avocado, green chilies, black beans and tomatoes. Those are some of my favorite taco toppings, hence the name Cottage Cheese Taco Dip. Trust me when I say you hardly taste the cottage cheese at all! It’s almost like the binding that holds together the veggies. Honestly, this dip is so delicious. My husband and I polished off the entire bowl while we were watching tv one night. Um, that sounds gluttonous but you’ll understand when you try it. Pretty dang good for a skinny dip!
Skinny Cottage Cheese Taco Dip
- 1 16-oz container low-fat cottage cheese
- 1 4-oz can green chilies, drained
- 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 avocado chopped
- 4 green onions chopped
- 2 small tomatoes chopped
- 1/2 - 1 tsp. Tabasco sauce depending on how hot you like it
- salt to taste (I use about 1/4 tsp+)
- Pour cottage cheese, green chilies and black beans into a medium sized bowl. Mix in remaining ingredients and stir together.
- Serve with chips, crackers, veggies or even just eat by itself with a spoon! Enjoy!
Andi G. says
I have a slight problem with dips too, so I doubt this one would last long around me. Years ago I had a dip that was just cottage cheese, a packet of Ranch, and a drained can of baby shrimp. It sounds gross, but I couldn’t stop eating it! I think this dip would be the same situation except it looks WAY better!
Thanks for sharing, this is just what I was looking for, I will make it Super Bowl Sunday, I may take a little to the side and add chili powder and cumin, thanks again…………..
I hope you love it like we do!! Have a great day!
Wow this has my super curious! I’ve never heard of a dip with cottage cheese!
Sara Howe says
Yum!! This sounds great! I’d love if you would stop by and link up over at Feed Me Friday
Joyce Wheeler says
Unlike you l love cottage cheese so when I saw this at the Friday Flash Blog Hop, I had to check it out. Pinning to my healthy eating board. Stop by the new link up Real Food Fridays, and please share.
We eat cottage cheese by the spoonfuls straight out of the container at our house. We like to mix it with our favorite salsa and eat it with chips. I know we’d love this! Pinned! Thanks for sharing, Jen.
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I bought cottage cheese on a whim this week and my kids loved it. This dip looks delicious!
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I actually love cottage cheese so this sounds delicious!!
Sami Bookout says
looks great! I’ve already printed it…and pinned it! Thanks!
Kelly Miller says
I’m with you, not a huge cottage cheese fan. But anything that makes a dip skinnier, I’m game for trying! Looks delicious!
Miz Helen says
I just love Cottage Cheese and this dip will be great. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, and have a great weekend.
This dip sounds great! I don’t eat it often but I like cottage cheese. Also, anything with avocado has my vote! My husband is a big dip guy too, so I’m sure he’d love this (even though he’s not a cottage cheese fan). This is definitely getting pinned to my “I workout for snacks” board :). Also, we have a healthy living tips and tricks party love tonight where we share and seek out healthy living advice and this recipe would be a great addition! Hope to see you there! Have a great week!
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
Hi Jen! I have added these ingredients to my grocery shopping list for today. I look forward to enjoying it this week. Thanks for sharing! Pinned, too! 🙂
Woo hoo!! I hope you like it as much as I do! Thanks Blair!
Cathy gates says
Best taco dip just made it and we love it
Wow, delicious cottage cheese recipe and I love them. That’s a great idea.
Great recipe! added some salt, pepper and chili powder. Was a big hit with everyone.