Buttermilk Basic Vegetable Dip

The perfect snack or appetizer, Julie Beyer shares a wonderful vegetable dip that can be used with fresh carrots, zucchini, celery and more!

Buttermilk Basil Vegetable Dip

(Adapted from Confident Choices: A Cookbook for Interstitial Cystitis and Overactive Bladder)


  • 2 c. fresh basil, chopped finely
  • 2 green onions
  • ½ c. buttermilk
  • ¾ c. low-fat cottage cheese, strained
  • 1 t. lemon zest
  • ½ t. salt
  • ½ t. pepper (if tolerated)

Combine fresh basil, green onions, buttermilk, and cottage cheese in blender. Blend until smooth. Add lemon zest, salt, and pepper and whisk together.

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Appetizer, Salads, Snack|Comments Off on Buttermilk Basic Vegetable Dip

About the Author:

Julie Beyer MA, RDN is an internationally recognized expert on diet and interstitial cystitis. She is a dual graduate from Michigan State University with a Master’s degree in Health Communications and serves on the faculty of the University of Phoenix. Drawing on her personal experience with interstitial cystitis and her professional expertise as a registered dietitian, Julie is the author of three books about IC: Confident Choices: Customizing the IC Diet, Confident Choices: A Cookbook for IC and OAB and Interstitial Cystitis: A Guide for Nutrition Educators. Learn more about Julie on her website: ic-diet.com