Rating: 4.64 stars
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

Jagic is an Assyrian cheese spread that is served on a soft flat bread called lavosh (you can use pita too). It has a refreshing taste of herbs and dill.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat the butter and cottage cheese together in a bowl with a whisk or fork until smooth. Stir in the green onions, celery, jalapeno, dill, and cilantro. Season with salt.

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Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 1.3g; fat 10.8g; cholesterol 29.5mg; sodium 209mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2009
This was a REALLY good dip for pita bread & pita chips especially after sitting for an hour so that flavors could meld. It would also be excellent as a sandwich spread. I used a mini food processor to get a creamy smooth texture which I preferred to the small curds version. I tried it 3 ways: as written; with 1/3 less butter and with yogurt instead of butter. The yogurt version's consistency was more liquid & lacked the rich taste of butter. It was still VERY good in its own right though. An excellent & healthy alternative for those who want/need to reduce butter consumption. The other 2 ways were so similar in taste & texture that I'd make this again with only half the butter. We tasted it as recipe was written; all of us really liked the fresh herby taste. Later I added more cilantro & jalapeno for stronger flavor. I agree with Josephine that this could accompany a Greek meal or any Middle Eastern meal for that matter (especially if yogurt is used for some or all of the butter). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/01/2010
barely ok Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2009
This was a REALLY good dip for pita bread & pita chips especially after sitting for an hour so that flavors could meld. It would also be excellent as a sandwich spread. I used a mini food processor to get a creamy smooth texture which I preferred to the small curds version. I tried it 3 ways: as written; with 1/3 less butter and with yogurt instead of butter. The yogurt version's consistency was more liquid & lacked the rich taste of butter. It was still VERY good in its own right though. An excellent & healthy alternative for those who want/need to reduce butter consumption. The other 2 ways were so similar in taste & texture that I'd make this again with only half the butter. We tasted it as recipe was written; all of us really liked the fresh herby taste. Later I added more cilantro & jalapeno for stronger flavor. I agree with Josephine that this could accompany a Greek meal or any Middle Eastern meal for that matter (especially if yogurt is used for some or all of the butter). Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2009
I made this with "Peppy's Pita Bread" and it was DELICIOUS! The taste was very refreshing for a warm spring day. My husband bought large curd cottage cheese so I had to add milk to make it less chuncky. Also I only used 1/4 jalapeno because 4 and 1 year old were eating it too. Lastly I added a squirt of lemon. Wonderful dish! Although its not Greek I think this would be a lovely addition to my Greek themed meals. Thank you Traci B for sharing such a unique recipe. UPDATE Next time I'll try this with "Syrian Bread." Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2009
And the winner is... This is so different from what I susally make my guests were pleasantly surprised. I reduced the amount of butter I used because of health reasons. That's the only change I made. We are definitely dill fans and the dill flavor was very refreshing. I don't do hot so I made two versions. One as written with a mild amount of minced jalapeno pepper and the second dish had only a slight amount. Since more of the spicier version was eaten I think my guests may have perferred the spicier one. I put the spread in the center of my Lazy Susan and around it I placed triangles and other shapes of a variety of very flavorful breads. I used Dill Rye Sundried tomato & Basil bread Smoked Swiss cheese bread. I had bread sticks pita triangles and several kinds of crackers. The spread has almost a summery back yard taste. This certainly is a keeper for our family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2009
I didn't change a thing. However unless I am entertaining next time I will cut it in half just for myself. I don't care for Pita chips so I used the 2 x 2 inch deli breads. I had pumpernickel a light rye and whole wheat. Fantastic Traci B. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2009
This was so good. My boys really loved it. I only used half a jalapeno because I can't handle heat and didn't know if it would be too hot it came out perfect for me. Also my store was out of pita bread and I didn't have time to make lavosh so I toasted some tortillas and served it with those and some Club crackers. Thanks for the recipe. I'll be making this again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2009
I can't believe I didn't leave a review when I made this! I served this at a Christening party and it was very well received. I had made whole wheat pita bread chips and the combination was excellent. Thanks Traci. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2009
I admit I had never heard of Jagic...until I hit this site looking for something new to try. I really loved it. I'm giving it 5 stars because I really enjoyed the flavor combos-exactly my taste. A keeper for me thanks for sharing! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2010
Note from Recipe Submitter: The amounts in this recipe can be played with; this was submitted according to the traditional recipe my Mom has written but I like to "up" the dill and hot peppers.. I also pulse in a micro blender for a few seconds to give it a smoother apprearance.:) Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
This is seriously delicious. I added most of the herbs and the celery to the food processor with the butter and cottage cheese. I also did a hand mince on some of the onions and herbs. That way the dip was a lovely pale green and had little chunks of the ingredients. I only used one and a half sticks of butter and will probably only use one next time. Thanks Traci B's Kitchen so sharing something delicious and unique with all of us! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/01/2010
barely ok Read More
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