Friday, November 16, 2012

Dairyland Review & Recipe: 2% Cottage Cheese & Sour Cream

Do you want to impress your friends & family with your appetizer skills at an upcoming dinner party? Well then I have just the recipe for you, where simplicity and flavor run together.This dish can be served to hold everyone over before that delicious feast and everyone will love you for it.

So you must want to know, what this might be?. Well, its a quick and easy homemade dill dip that can be served with any choice of veggie.Its made with very simple ingredients such as Dairyland's 2% Cottage cheese and Original sour cream.Along with dill,green pepper and mayo.That's all you will need to create this flavorful dip that is excellent with baby carrots, broccoli,celery and even regular chips.

This recipe broken down has layers of different flavor and textures.Every ingredient helps each other out to enhance the dish.The dill weed has it strong flavor, while the mayo brings a sweetness and tang that just works with the herb. However we cannot leave out the green pepper when it  brings just enough spice,sweetness and crispness to the overall dip.Then we have the cottage cheese and sour cream that are so important to create a creamy and thick texture.The flavors also work well together because sour cream is quite strong on its own, but the cottage cheese helps balance that all out.

Overall,  the dip was refreshing,flavorful and healthier.It's great served with almost anything and you can easily add your own ideas to the recipe.
Now for the Dairy land products,they were excellent in this recipe.The 2% cottage cheese was the best choice for this dip since its thick and creamy.The the original sour cream brought more creamy texture and flavor. So the products in this recipe get two thumbs up from me.

So try out the recipe below! Stay tune for more product reviews.I have a couple more recipes that include cottage cheese,sour cream etc.  

The Recipe

Dilled Dip:

First off I wanted to make the Dairyland 2% cottage cheese a little creamier for this dip.So,I added 1/2 cup of the c.cheese to a blender and whipped it till it reached the consistency of creamy and slightly less lumpy.Then I measured it out and set it aside,until use.

Next, I measured and added the 1/2 cup of Dairy land Sour Cream, to a large glass bowl.

Then, I added the whipped cottage cheese to the sour cream.Then mixed it with a rubber spatula.

Then I finely chopped some green pepper and added it to the mixture.The recipes asks for 1 tbsp, but you can add more If you like.The picture below shows more then I actually used.

Then I measured out 1 tbsp of dried dill weed and added it to the dip mixture.This is where the flavor starts to begin.

Then to add a little bit of tangy flavor to the dip, I added 2 tbsps of mayonnaise, but salad dressing can be used too.

Mix it thoroughly and then cover with saran wrap and refrigerate to blend the flavors for about 1 hour.Then choose your favorite veggies for the dip.I recommend baby carrots!