Roasted Garlic Cottage Cheese Sauce (2023)

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cottage cheese saucemakes a great easy high protein snack, healthy snack or spread. With only 5 ingredients you can make this delicious vegetarian sauce for all occasions.

Whenvanquished, cottage cheese is light and airy with a slight cheesy flavor, making it perfect for dipping. This cottage cheese sauce not only covers50 grams of total protein, but it is also full of hidden vegetables.roasted zucchini and garlicit gives this sauce a great flavor.

Sonpasta vegetalbest served with pita bread, crackers, fresh vegetables, or for dippingMediterranean meatballs.And if you like this dip, don't miss mineartichoke humusrecipe or mineshallot saucethat also uses cottage cheese!

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  • The best vegetarian cottage cheese dip
  • Varieties of cottage cheese
  • Ingredients
  • How to make cottage cheese sauce
  • tips for success
  • serving suggestions
  • storage information
  • common questions
  • cottage cheese recipes
  • cottage cheese sauce

The best vegetarian cottage cheese dip

One thing I learned through onemigraine dietThat's how amazing cottage cheese can be if you just mix it up. As someone who normally hates texture, this was a game changer for me. I made this sauce to accompany another new recipe similar to mine.Roast Chicken Skewers. It was delicious and my husband went to buy more curds the next day!

you will love itcottage cheese sauceBecause:

  • Healthy- With hidden proteins and added vegetables, it makes a great dip.
  • great for summer- A fresh dip with seasonal zucchini.
  • 5 ingredients- And I literally mean that 5 ingredients is all you need.

Varieties of cottage cheese

Here are some favorite brands that I like to use for that dip. I recommend choosing one with at least 4% fat for the best texture and flavor, but it's always up to you.

  • Margarita- This popular and easy-to-find brand contains minimal ingredients: fermented milk, cream, salt, and vitamin A.
  • friendship dairy- Friendship has some low-sodium versions that contain around 2% of the daily value for sodium. They also do a pre-whipped version, but it can be hard to find.
  • store brands- You may find that a store brand like Kroger, Whole Foods, or Wegman works well for you. I recommend oneno gums or live active cultures.


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  • curd- I used a "regular" fat-free version to test the recipe.
  • Zucchini- A small to medium size about 6 ounces total.
  • it- Use 3-4 small or medium cloves, depending on how strong you like the garlic flavor. Roasted garlic will soften.
  • Oil- Extra virgin olive oil is recommended.
  • Zaatar- This is a spice mix that usually contains cumin, sesame and sumac. I find it popular now and easier to find in most grocery store spice sections. Other seasonings that would work well here are dried shallots, dill, or parsley.

How to make cottage cheese sauce

Step 1: Roasted Zucchini and Garlic. This can be done in onefrying pan(quick!) or astandard oven. For the deep fryer, set it to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat both sides of the zucchini with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Sauté whole (unpeeled) garlic cloves and zucchini for a total of 15 to 16 minutes, removing garlic, about 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden and tender.

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Step 2: Mix the curd.Add the cottage cheese to a small blender or food processor and blend until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides if necessary. Transfer to a bowl.

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Step 3: Mix the zucchini and garlic.In the same food processor (no need to clean it), add the zucchini. Squeeze the roasted garlic from its skin and add it to the food processor. Mix until smooth.

Step 4: Mix it up.match thewhipped cottage cheesewith the zucchini mixture, wrapping with a spatula so that it is light and airy. Taste and adjust seasonings. Top with a drizzle of olive oil and the za'atar mixture.

tips for success

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  • use asmall to medium zucchini, about 6 ounces total. This way you don't overload the curd with zucchini and keep a creamy and airy texture.
  • Afrying panit speeds up the cooking process, but it can also be baked in the oven at about 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • itincreases in flavor the longer it sits. So if you plan on making this ahead of time, be careful with the garlic cloves unless you're a big fan of garlic.
  • let the divelet cool for at least 30 minutesto combine the flavors.

serving suggestions

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This cottage cheese dip goes with so many different things! Some of my favorites are:

  • cucumbers
  • Radish
  • I'm eating
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  • carrots
  • celery
  • baby pitaofPan naan
  • Stacey's Pita Chips
  • Sal marina Crunchmastercookies
  • broccoli florets
  • Cauliflower
  • pimenton

storage information

Keep the cottage cheese sauceIn the fridgein a closed container3-5 in diameter.The longer it sits, the sauce can become watery, as the salt draws the moisture out of the zucchini. It won't affect the flavor, just stir again before serving. I do not recommend freezing.

common questions

What spices can you add to cottage cheese?

I chose this za'atar recipe because it goes well with garlic and zucchini. But onetempera on ranchstijl"everything but the bagel" would work well too, or a green goddess mix including dill and parsley!

Do you prefer a food processor or a blender?

I find that a food processor does a much better job of making whipped cottage cheese because the blade is closer to the bottom of the bowl, so nothing goes to waste. With that being said, any can be used for this recipe.

What are the health benefits of cottage cheese?

Cottage cheese is generally a low-calorie cheese that contains around 24 grams of protein per cup. It contains a good amount of B12 and B2 (riboflavin) which can be helpful for brain health.

How do I make low sodium cottage cheese?

Look for a brand that claims to be low in sodium, like Friendship Dairies. They exist!

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cottage cheese recipes

For more cottage cheese recipes, you might like these posts! And for more cottage cheese dips like this, check out myartichoke humusofCreamy spinach and artichoke dip.

  • whipped cottage cheese
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  • Coconut Overnight Oats
  • Mango Lassi without Yogurt

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With only 5 ingredients, you'll love this creamy and flavorful dip packed with hidden veggies.

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Class:Sauce, Snack, Appetizer

Cocina:american, mediterranean

Eating pattern:Diabetic, gluten free, low calorie, low fat, vegetarian

Installation time:15minutes minutes

Total Time:15minutes minutes

Servings:4 people




  • 1 food processor or blender


  • 1 6 complements zucchini (small to medium)
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 16 ounces package curd
  • 3-4 small to medium unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon zaatar
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit or deep fryer to 400F. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and drizzle with olive oil on all sides, season with salt and pepper. Put the zucchini together with the garlic (peeled) in the air fryer or in the oven.

  • Cook for 8 to 10 minutes and check the garlic. Remove when golden and soft. Flip the zucchini. Continue cooking the zucchini (airfryer: about 15-16 minutes, oven: 18-20 minutes) or until golden.

  • Add the cottage cheese to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth and airy. Transfer to a bowl. Add the zucchini mixture and squeeze the garlic cloves out of the skin (they should be soft and come off easily). Mix until smooth.

  • Fold the zucchini mixture into the quark mixture. Finish with za'atar and olive oil. Taste and adjust the spices. I used whole soda cream cheese and didn't feel the need to add salt. Refrigerate for 30 minutes for best flavor and serve with crackers, vegetables, meatballs or flatbread for dipping.


  • for a better taste, use a cream cheese with a high fat content (around or higher than 4%).
  • garlic flavorit becomes more intense the longer the bath lasts. Use the full amount for a stronger flavor.
  • For low sodium, use a labeled low-sodium cottage cheese.
  • store in the refrigeratorin an airtight container for 3-5 days.
  • To usecarrots, celery, pita, naan, radish, cucumber or broccolidiving. More suggestions given in the post. I also recommend combining this with mine.Roast Chicken Skewersmialbondigas mediterraneasfor a sauce.

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Calories:138kcal|Carbohydrates:6GRAMS|Egg white:13GRAMS|gordon:7GRAMS|Saturated fat:2GRAMS|Polyunsaturated fat:0,4GRAMS|monosaturated fat:2GRAMS|Cholesterol:19milligrams|Sodium:361milligrams|Potassium:234milligrams|Fiber:1GRAMS|Sugar:4GRAMS|Vitamin A:253user interface|Vitamin C:8milligrams|Soccer:107milligrams|hierro:1milligrams

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