Strawberry Fruit Dressing and Dip

Creamy Strawberry Fruit Dip @ NancyC

The weather feels very summery where I live, and when it’s warm outside, I tend to eat more fruit because it’s so refreshing. And when you serve fruit with a dressing or dip, it makes a great warm-weather dessert! This Strawberry Fruit Dressing and Dip is big on strawberry flavor and really good served with strawberries or a mix of fresh fruit chunks–pineapples, sliced bananas, apple wedges…whatever fruit you like.

I call this recipe a dressing and a dip because it’s thin enough to use as a creamy dressing, drizzled over your fruit, but you can also dip your fruit in it, if you don’t mind the thinner consistency. I think it’s best when you make it a day ahead and refrigerate it–it gets a little creamier the next day and thickens slightly more.

This recipe is really easy to make–just add all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and you’ll have a delicious strawberry dressing or dip to enjoy with your favorite fruit!

STRAWBERRY FRUIT DRESSING AND DIP by NancyC

Makes about 3 cups

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) package softened cream cheese, regular or light
  • 1 cup strawberries, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup strawberry jam, preserves, or fruit spread

Make your block of cream cheese extra soft by heating it in the microwave in a small microwave-safe bowl for 40 to 50 seconds. Then add all the ingredients together in a blender or food processor and blend well (the mixture is on the thick side initially, so you may have to help stir it along several times if using a blender).

Keep fruit dip refrigerated until ready to serve–it’s best if you can make it a day ahead and refrigerate it overnight. You can serve the dip in a small bowl with a large platter of fruit or serve the fruit and dip together in individual small bowls or cups. You can also serve the fruit on individual small plates with the dip drizzled over the fruit.

Note: You can substitute another kind of fruit and fruit jam for the strawberries–you could use blueberries with blueberry jam, pineapples with pineapple preserves, etc. Use whatever fruit you like best. You can use either fresh fruit or drained fruit from a can. I prefer using fresh fruit, but either works.

Do you have a favorite dressing or dip that you like to serve with fruit?

This recipe was featured on Meal Plan Monday.

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16 thoughts on “Strawberry Fruit Dressing and Dip

  1. Nancy

    Mmmm, this sounds yummy, Nancy! Your alternative flavors suggestions sound great, though I must admit strawberry would be my first choice. You have great timing with your post…my fruit consumption is on the increase lately too thanks to Spring’s offerings.

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  2. Bam's Kitchen

    The added cottage cheese gives a boost of protein. I have been eating lots more refreshing fruits now that it is warm too. Seriously hot and steamy here so this would be perfect.

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  3. Shari

    This looks so yummy, Nancy! I like that you can use other fruit, too, by changing out a couple ingredients. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  4. Mary Pat Frick, aka twissis

    Oh my, this is so good! Today is Thurs & I made it today for a family brunch on Sat morning. I did a taste test so I could leave this comment & give it time to thicken as you described. It’s so easy-to-fix, ingredient-friendly & yummy. My plan is to serve it as a dip w/fresh strawberries & baked sweet cinnamon tortilla chips as dippers. I expect my hubby & his family to like this as much as I do. Thanks for sharing this recipe w/us.

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