This is a quick and easy spread/dip that's perfect for last minute company. Can be served with French bread, crostini, crudites, toast points, or crackers.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a blender or food processor, blend the pinto beans, cottage cheese, garlic, lemon juice, parsley, dill, butter, and seasoned salt until smooth. Chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

34 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 3.9g 1% DV; fat 0.9g 1% DV; cholesterol 2.5mg 1% DV; sodium 129.9mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2006
This was much better than I thought it would be! I added a little more garlic (surprise surprise) and it really was very hummus-like. With some crackers, this is going to make great - healthy! - snacking over the weekend. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/27/2007
I wanted to like this but I just didn't. The garlic was overpowering for some reason and I think I squirted in too much lemon juice... Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2006
This was much better than I thought it would be! I added a little more garlic (surprise surprise) and it really was very hummus-like. With some crackers, this is going to make great - healthy! - snacking over the weekend. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
LOVE it! Great spread on a tortilla with a little bit of salsa! Makes for an awesome lunch or small dinner. I was skeptical of this but it was such a great easy spread! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2006
This is a very good alternative to hummous. Very easy to make. I made it w/out the dill and it was fine without. Very good as a spread on bread. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/26/2007
I wanted to like this but I just didn't. The garlic was overpowering for some reason and I think I squirted in too much lemon juice... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/14/2007
i'm not sure why others mentioned it but b/c of the ingredients this is nothing like hummus. an okay little dip that was super easy to make. i used fresh dill b/c i had it on hand & it complemented the cottage cheese well. the over all texture was a bit pasty requiring me to eat fresh tomatoes and cucumbers w/ it to give it more moisture. it would be nice on a sandwich or a pita but not alone w/ crackers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2007
I only made a couple of changes I substituted low fat cream cheese for the cottage cheese because it was what I had and adjusted a few spices. Warmed up between two tortillas was exactly what I was looking for. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/26/2012
We didn't care for this. The texture is odd - very pasty. There isn't much flavor to speak of. Sorry - I wanted to like it but this just isn't for us. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/09/2008
My husband and I found this dip to be nothing like hummus. The texture was too pasty and the flavors did not mix well. Thanks for the recipe. We are always looking for new things to try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2014
This is a great dip! To me it had the color and consistency of onion dip so I think the next time I make it I may experiment with using onion powder and dried minced onions to see if I can get it to taste like onion dip too. I think a strong onion flavor would work well with both the pinto bean and cottage cheese components. Thanks so much for this great recipe! Read More