Arugula~Watercress Herb Dip

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Arugula~Watercress Herb Dip

No need to shy away from dips due to the high fat content.  I have concocted my own version using cottage cheese that is not only guilt free but versatile to use for afternoon tea sandwiches, canapés or a dip for crudités and fruit.  The greens and herbs may be substituted to your personal preferences.  This recipe literally only takes a few minutes to prepare with big results.


Arugula~Watercress Herb Dip
  • 16 OZ Cottage Cheese
  • (I use 4% Milkfat Min. Lactose Free by Lactaid)
  • 1-Cup Fresh Arugula; 1-Cup Fresh Watercress
  • 1 ripe lemon, cut in half and pitted
  • 1-teaspoon Rosemary, fresh or ground
  • 1-teaspoon Reva Paul’s Seasoning Mix: 2.5 Tablespoons garlic powder; 2.5 Tablespoons onion powder;  1- teaspoon salt; ½ teaspoon black pepper.

Place all ingredients in jar. Shake to mix. Will hold in an airtight jar at room temperature in a dark cabinet for several months.

Place the cottage cheese into a Cuisinart, blender or mixer bowl.  Adds greens, the juice of the lemon, rosemary and seasoning mix. Pulsate or blend to a slightly chunky- smooth consistency. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to seven days.  Yields 2 cups.

Photos and Text ©Ellen Easton


  • Ellen Easton, author of Afternoon Tea~Tips, Terms and Traditions(RED WAGON PRESS), an afternoon tea authority, lifestyle and etiquette industry leader, keynote speaker and product spokesperson, is a hospitality, design, and retail consultant whose clients have included the Waldorf=Astoria, the Plaza and Bergdorf Goodman. Easton’s family traces their tea roots to the early 1800s, when ancestors first introduced tea plants from India and China to the Colony of Ceylon, thus building one of the largest and best cultivated teas estates on the island.

3 Responses

  1. Mercedes says:

    Oh thank you Ellen!!!! watercress and arugula are my favorites !!! Can eat the leaves like pop corn… but this dip is glorious and low calorie. Just what I need right now… I will get and make it tomorrow. Pretty, Tasty ,healthy and colorful. Once again bravo Ellen and with flowers on top to embelish love it

  2. Randie Levine-Miller says:

    This looks so fabulous and so healthy… And I love the presentation… Thank you Ellen

  3. Melissa N. says:

    What a great reminder to include watercress in our diet! Thank you Ellen

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