I have been making this dip for YEARS now. My kids will just eat it with a spoon! I started out making it exactly as written, but have gotten a lot lazier as the years went on. I always use frozen spinach - one whole 10oz bag thawed & squeezed well, and I actually prefer the flavor to fresh. My store doesn't always have shallots, so sometimes I add onion or garlic, but sometimes I just leave it out. I don't measure the cottage cheese nor the cream cheese, but probably use a little more of each than called for. I also usually skip the yogurt because we like it super thick. The lemon is a must, though! I've left out the water chestnuts if I was out, but we love the crunch. It's a forgiving, delicious recipe!
A missMy family dubbed it a miss. There were parts of the flavor profile that were good, but it was more of a miss than a hit. Shallot and chestnut too strong and it just sat in the bottom of my processor and wouldn't mix.
A miss My family dubbed it a miss. There were parts of the flavor profile that were good, but it was more of a miss than a hit. Shallot and chestnut too strong and it just sat in the bottom of my processor and wouldn't mix.
This recipe was absolutely delicious! Instead of a shallot I used green onion, I didn't use garlic like everybody else, and I used full fat cream cheese because the store was out of low-fat. I added a little bit of diced tomato to the food processor. I was skeptical about the cottage cheese, because I've never had it, but this recipe was delicious with it. I will definitely make this more often, but warning - it was hard to stop eating because it was so yummy!