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Whipped Cottage Cheese with Balsamic Strawberries

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Prep

5 minutes

Cook

10 minutes

Yield

4

This whipped cottage cheese is the perfect, protein-packed appetizer to make this summer.

This whipped cottage cheese recipe with balsamic strawberries is an easy appetizer that is perfect for the summer season. Loaded with hidden protein from the cottage cheese, combined with the combo of sweet and savory, this is a delicious and unique dip for the next time you’re hosting.

Why you’ll love this whipped cottage cheese recipe:

  • Quick: This recipe is quick to make, taking only 15-minutes
  • Protein-packed: This whipped cottage cheese recipe is full of protein from the cottage cheese
  • Sweet & savory: The combination of sweet from the strawberries and the savory from the balsamic and cottage cheese is the perfect mix
Whipped cottage cheese dip

Ingredient Notes:

Cottage Cheese: Cottage cheese is having the moment it deserves right now, and rightfully so. Cottage cheese is a great source of calcium and is a fantastic vegetarian protein source.

Balsamic Glaze: Balsamic glaze or balsamic reduction is a reduction of balsamic with additional sweeteners such as honey or sugar added. Slowly simmering this makes a much thicker, sweet glaze that is great for salads, dips, and everything in between.

Whipped cottage cheese

How to make whipped cottage cheese:

  1. To a frying pan add olive oil and minced garlic clove. Turn to medium heat and cook for a few minutes. Add in the strawberries, balsamic vinegar glaze, and honey. Turn to medium-low and cook for 8-10 more minutes until the strawberries are nicely coated but still hold their shape. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Add cottage cheese to a food processor with salt and process on high until smooth and creamy.
  3. Once the strawberries have cooled, assemble the dip by layering the cottage cheese on a plate or to a low bowl and spoon the strawberries on top. Garnish with basil and serve with crackers or crostini.
Ingredients for whipped cottage cheese

Expert Tips & FAQ:

What does whipped cottage cheese taste like? If you aren’t a fan of the texture of cottage cheese then whipped cottage cheese can be a great alternative because it’s much more creamy and custard-like.

Is whipped cottage cheese the same as ricotta? Although they can be used in many recipes interchangeably, they are definitely different. Ricotta is a soft cheese that has a fine, moist, grainy texture, whereas cottage cheese is lumpier.

Can you use cottage cheese as cream cheese? Yes, it’s a 1:1 ratio. Before using it in baking though, you may want to add some cream to add more thickness to it.

What is the difference between cottage cheese and creamed cottage cheese? Creamed cottage cheese is simply cottage cheese that has 4 to 8 percent cream added to it.

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Whipped Cottage Cheese with Balsamic Strawberries

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This whipped cottage cheese is the perfect, protein-packed appetizer to make this summer.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Summer Appetizer
Cuisine Summer-Inspired
Servings 4
Calories 170 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups quartered strawberries
  • 1 1/2 tbsp balsamic glaze
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 500g container full fat cottage cheese (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • fresh basil for garnish

Instructions
 

  • To a frying pan add olive oil and minced garlic clove. Turn to medium heat and cook for a few minutes. Add in the strawberries, balsamic vinegar glaze and honey. Turn to medium low and cook for 8-10 more minutes until the strawberries are nicely coated but still hold their shape. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Add cottage cheese to a food processor with salt and process on high until smooth and creamy.
  • Once the strawberries have cooled, assemble the dip by layering the cottage cheese on a plate or to a low bowl and spoon the strawberries on top. Garnish with basil and serve with crackers or crostini.

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Notes

  • If you don’t have balsamic glaze, use 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar instead.
  • Want to serve this with crostini? Here’s our favourite way to make it:
    • Preheat the oven to 400F. Using a bread knife, slice the baguette into 1-inch thick slices, about 12-14 of them. Brush the baguette slices with olive oil on one side and place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for 10 minutes total, flipping halfway through. Set aside.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.2g | Protein: 13.7g | Fat: 6.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 678.1mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 11.8g
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