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Magic Dairy Dressing

Magic Dairy Dressing

This adaptable dairy dressing is a breeze to make and very versatile. While delicious by itself, what makes it truly "magic" is the ease with which it can be transformed with the addition of a few flavorful ingredients. Following are two variations, but feel free to improvise on your own. Serve as a dip or use as a sauce or dressing on meats, fish, vegetables, salads and fruit. It is also a tasty sandwich spread and makes a great marinade.

Yields 3 cups

  • 2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Store refrigerated in a tightly closed container for up to one week.

Note: Substitute plain low-fat yogurt if preferred.

Turkish Honey Mint

  1. 1 cup Magic Dressing
  2. 2 tablespoons honey
  3. 1 tablespoon chopped mint

In a small bowl, combine Magic Dressing, honey and mint; mix well. Store refrigerated in a covered container for up to one week.

California Asian

  1. 1/2 cup Magic Dressing
  2. 1/4 cup light miso
  3. 1/4 cup honey
  4. 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  5. 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  6. 1/2 teaspoon chopped ginger

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth, or chop the ginger fine and mix all ingredients together by hand. Store refrigerated in a covered container for up to one week.

Note: Miso is available at specialty stores and Asian markets.

Recipe provided by the California Milk Advisory Board.

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