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Cool and Creamy Spinach Dip

I always keep this easy dip on hand—it encourages me to eat more fresh veggies. The light cottage cheese adds protein and calcium without the fat. —Melissa Hansen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2-1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan-Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat ranch salad dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Assorted fresh vegetables

Directions

  • In a food processor, cover and process cottage cheese until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in the spinach, sour cream, milk, Parmesan-Romano cheese, ranch dressing, dill and garlic powder. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Serve with vegetables.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 56 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.

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