This delicious pesto dip is filled with flavor, but it’s only 2 ingredients! You’ll be surprised that this rich and creamy dip is secretly healthy!

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I’m always looking for new dip ideas for my veggies, and a friend told me about the unexpected combination of cottage cheese and pesto. I had to try it, and I was amazed at how delicious yet easy it was! Blended cottage cheese is the perfect creamy base, and store bought pesto helps this come together quickly!

If you like this dip recipe, be sure to try my curry dip, jalapeño dip, and my caramelized onion dip!

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Cottage cheese– I used low-fat cottage cheese, but you can use any kind you like. I recommend the Good Culture brand because it is relatively low in sodium.
  • Pesto– I used store bought pesto because it was fast and easy! I’ll share my favorite brand below. You can use homemade pesto if you like!

My Favorite Storebought Pesto

The real trick to this simple dip is using prepared pesto. My favorite store bought pesto is Buitoni’s Pesto, which has a great flavor that tastes homemade. America’s Test Kitchen recommended it and I’m glad I tried it! It has a really well-balanced flavor, and it works great in this dip.

Is Cottage Cheese Healthy?

Yes! Cottage cheese is a great source of protein and it’s relatively low in calories. As a vegetarian, I love finding ways to add a little extra protein into my dips and sauces, which is why I love this recipe so much! You can use low-fat cottage cheese, to make this dip even lower in fat and calories. I recommend checking the sodium of the cottage cheese and look for a brand that doesn’t have a lot of added salt.

How to Make Pesto Dip