Cottage Cheese, Spinach and Basil Loaf Dip

A delicious dip that, once you taste it, may easily become a main. Great when you have friends over.

Ingredients

Serves 8-10

  • 250g frozen spinach, thawed
  • 500g Brancourts cottage cheese (Classic, Protein +)
  • ¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons drained baby capers
  • 1 tablespoon snipped chives
  • ½ teaspoon flaked salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Spray olive oil

Method

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with kitchen baking paper. Cut about 3cm thick top off the cob, reserve for the lid. Scoop the bread from inside the cob to leave a hole to place the dip. Aim for a boarder about 2cm thick. Tear the bread that has been removed into medium sized chunks. Lightly spray with olive oil.

Place hollowed bread cob onto the prepared tray.

Place the spinach into a strainer and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.

Combine in a bowl the spinach, cottage cheese, olives, capers, chives and salt. Season well with pepper and stir well to mix ingredients.

Spoon the cheese, spinach mixture into the hollowed cob. Top mixture with bread lid and cover with foil. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and then place the chunks of bread onto the tray bake a further 15 minutes to lightly toasted the bread chunks.

Serve immediently with extra biscuits and raw vegetables sticks.