Drizzle this Cottage Cheese Green Goddess Salad Dressing over top your salad or use as a dip for raw veggies. It’s delicious and ready in minutes.
If you’re on TikTok, you may have noticed a cottage cheese trend happening. I’ve actually been making salad dressings and dips with cottage cheese for years now! This is a Green Goddess style dressing with plenty of delicious fresh herbs that is so quick and easy to make.
Scroll down to read more about how it all comes together or click here to jump straight down to the recipe.
Video: Making Cottage Cheese Salad Dressing
What Is Green Goddess Dressing?
Green Goddess salad dressings have been around for decades. There is a lot of variety in ingredients, but the main characteristics that can be found across all the recipes is that it’s a creamy dressing and, of course, it’s some shade of green.
Many Green Goddess recipes use mayonnaise or sour cream for the creaminess, but Greek yogurt can also be used. However, with cottage cheese trending, I decided to share a version I love that uses low-fat cottage cheese.
Using Cottage Cheese In Salad Dressings
I’m a fan of using cottage cheese not just in homemade dressings, but also in dips. Seriously, make the classic Hidden Valley Ranch dip that’s sour cream and a packet of ranch seasoning, but use half cottage cheese and half sour cream, it’s amazing!
For a cottage cheese dressing though, I don’t really want the curds in there. It’s more about the subtle cheese flavor, tang, and richness, all while being a lighter food. And so, I blend it in the blender with some water and herbs to get the desired consistency, and voila! Delicious creamy salad dressing.
What Greens Go In Green Goddess Dressing?
You can use whatever herbs you like. Basil, dill, and chives were my choice when I made this, but really, anything green will go! Just put a lot of it because you want that green hue.
Other great options include parsley, tarragon, cilantro, arugula, and watercress. You can use any combination of fresh greens, but I suggest picking two or three you like for a wonderful, well-rounded taste.
Why Is There Mustard In The Cottage Cheese Dressing?
Why is there mustard in this cottage cheese salad dressing recipe? Well, that TikTok trend is all about the cottage cheese and the mustard, right? But actually, a touch of mustard does wonders in all kinds of salad dressings.
The recipe calls for plain yellow mustard, which I also think helps make the green color extra bright. But, you can use Dijon for something smoother, or you could use mustard powder if you want a little heat (start with 1/2 teaspoon and increase if desired).
More Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes
I really love making my own dressings because I can make them perfect for my taste, plus I am able to switch things up without a bunch of different store-bought bottles in the fridge. You can browse all my dressing recipes or head straight to one of my favorites below.
- Ranch Dressing with Greek Yogurt
- Sweet Balsamic Dressing Recipe
- No-Egg Caesar Dressing
- Honey Tahini Dressing
- Lemon Hummus Salad Dressing
Podcast Episode About Making Green Goddess Dressing with Cottage Cheese
Listen to me explain briefly about how to make this recipe, with some great tips along the way, by clicking the play button below:
- 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp. yellow mustard
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup packed fresh herbs*
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper
- Measure all ingredients into a blender.
- Puree on high until smooth, stopping the blender occasionally to scrape down the sides and to stir things up to make sure everything is moving around.
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