This post is sponsored by Hood®.
Fall- it’s a time for pumpkins, mums, leaves and football! And to me probably the best thing about football season is the snacks. I’ve often times watched a game just as an excuse to eat some sort of game day snack. Please tell me I’m not the only one!
If you’ve been reading the blog recently, I mentioned in a few of my recent posts about my partnership with Hood Cottage Cheese. I’m loving it as part of my breakfast, but have been trying to incorporate it into recipes too. Cottage cheese is a great replacement for things like cream cheese or ricotta cheese (as seen in my Tomato tart recipe!) and adds a creaminess that I love. Of course because I wanted to have a yummy snack for football Sunday, I added some Country Style Cottage Cheese to mashed avocado for a guacamole type recipe. The result was amazing! A little creamier and a bit of a tang to the dip made it super unique. I shared with some friends who had no idea it contained cottage cheese, but loved the taste. Was so fun to surprise them!
Pair this Avocado and Cottage Cheese Dip- recipe below- with your favorite chips, pretzels or veggies for your next snack Sunday and you’ll ready to go!
- Two ripe avocados
- Four tablespoons of Hood Country Style Cottage Cheese
- Juice of one limes
- 1 teaspoon cilantro
- 1/8 to 1/4 of a teaspoon cayenne pepper (depending on your spice level)
- Salt to taste (I like a good amount of salt in mine)
Mash two ripe avocados in a large mixing bowl.
Stir the Hood Country Style Cottage Cheese into the mashed avocado until well combined.
Add cilantro, cayenne pepper and lime juice to dip and mix.
Salt to taste.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes before serving.
Note: if waiting to serve, I wouldn’t prep this too far in advance just to avoid brown spots on the avocado though the lime juice does help with that. When I prepare avocado based dips ahead of time, I cover with saran wrap and push the saran wrap directly on to the avocado to minimize the air exposure.