Green Goddess Dip


  • 1 cup 1-percent low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup boiling water (see note above)
  • 1 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives


  1. Process the cottage cheese and boiling water together in a food processor until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add the sour cream, oil, lemon juice, parsley, tarragon, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper and continue to process until combined, about 30 seconds.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the chives. Cover and refrigerate until the flavors have blended, about 1 hour. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.

Yield: Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

Nutrition information (per 3 tablespoon serving): Calories 50; fat 3 grams (saturated 0 grams); cholesterol 5 milligrams; carbohydrate 1 gram; protein 3 grams; fiber 0 grams; sodium 125 milligrams.

Source: Well’s Vegetarian Thanksgiving 2010 (


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