Bringing store-bought dip to the show is not only lame, but it’ll blow up your waistline in no time. This tasty dip features fish (the meat of choice for the red-meat weary crowd) for a boost in healthy fats and ricotta cheese for creamy protein.


  • ¾ lb smoked fish, such as salmon or trout
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup reduced fat cottage cheese
  • 1 jarred roasted red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp prepared horseradish
  • 2 tsp capers
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives


  1. Place smoked fish, ricotta, cheese, sour cream, roasted red pepper, garlic, dill, horseradish, capers, and black pepper in a food processor and pulse until well combined.
  2. Place dip in serving bowl and garnish with chives.
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