Cottage Cheese Green Goddess Dip

Cottage cheese green goddess dip
Dong Kim
Prep Time
10 min
2¼ cups of dip

Dan Clapson is a best-selling Canadian author and award-winning writer. He is also one of the country’s only queer cookbook authors. Dan spoke with Food Network Canada about the importance of queer representation in the food space, explaining he tries to lead by example “by supporting other queer creatives whether that’s through my writing, my social media, attending events, programming events…the list goes on.”

For him, cooking and sharing recipes is the way he makes a name for himself in the world. Clapson recently debuted his cookbook Prairie, in which he shares “over 100 proud-to-be-Prairie recipes.” One of those delicious recipes is a cottage cheese green goddess dip.

Cottage cheese may seem like the runt of the cheese family, but there’s no denying it’s been having quite a moment on social media over the past year. Dan has always had a soft spot for this cheese and is happy to enjoy it in its simplest form: scooped into a bowl and topped with a generous amount of salt and cracked black pepper.

In this spin on green goddess dressing, the cottage cheese adds a beautiful creaminess and texture that you won’t get with any other type of cheese. This cottage cheese green goddess dip is the perfect summer snack, so make sure to always have some chips or sliced veggies on hand for dunking.

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Courtesy of Prairie by Dan Clapson and Twyla Campbell © 2023 Reprinted with permission. Available where books are sold. Image credit: Dong Kim. Image credit for author picture: Annie da Silva



baby cucumbers, roughly chopped
cup fresh chervil leaves
cup fresh parsley leaves
cup roughly chopped fresh dill
cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves
tsp minced garlic
Tbsp pickle prine
cup full-fat cottage cheese
cup mayonnaise
Tbsp canola oil
Salt, to season


Step 1

Place cucumbers, herbs, garlic and pickle brine in a food processor or blender and puree until a relatively smooth green paste forms.

Step 2

Add cottage cheese and mayonnaise and puree again for 15-20 seconds, slowly adding the oil at the same time.

Step 3

Season to taste with salt and let dip chill in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.

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