Radish Cream Cheese Dip (Cool & Zesty!)

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I’m always looking for more easy and tasty ways to serve nourishing foods to my family. Getting kids on board with eating healthy can take some strategic planning, but recipes like this radish cream cheese dip help make it easier. (And it’s not a bad way for adults to enjoy more veggies too!)

Having some kind of garden (even a small one) is something I highly recommend, and I am looking forward to the early radish varieties popping this spring. I’ll be keeping this recipe at the ready!

Healthy Cream Cheese Dip (Starring Radishes)

Radishes may not be at the top of many grocery lists, but this unassuming veggie deserves some credit. Radishes are packed with vitamin C and boast a long list of health benefits, such as purifying the urinary system, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, relieving congestion, and offering respiratory support. Radishes also have antibacterial and antifungal properties and can even help oxygenate the blood.

While radishes are incredibly healthy, kids especially might find this veggie a little spicy. By blending cottage cheese, radish, and cream cheese together, the healthy fats from the dairy tone down the zippy bite of the radishes.

Using a milder variety like a French breakfast radish can also help. Sow radishes in the early spring (once danger of frost has passed). If you’ve always wanted to start a garden, here’s how to get started!

Wait, is Dairy Healthy?

While dairy isn’t a dietary necessity (certainly not glassfuls of pasteurized milk for kids), it does offer some health benefits. Raw, grass-fed, and cultured dairy products offer nourishing fats, calcium, and vitamin K2 for a healthy gut and body.

Our family had given up cottage cheese because of all the nasty additives until I discovered the Good Culture brand (check a grocery store near you). I love that it’s full of protein and cultured dairy without the stabilizers, thickeners, and added flavorings of other brands.

Making Radish Cream Cheese Dip With Kids

I’ve found that the more creative I get with how we eat vegetables, the more my kids are apt to eat them. Getting kids in the kitchen (and safely using knives!) helps them to want to eat their creation. (Same with having a garden: they want to eat what they grow!)

Here are a few fun ways to serve veggies for more variety:

  • Slice celery into finger width pieces and make “celery smiles”
  • Cut the veggies into cubes and arrange on a skewer for veggie kabobs. Softer ones, like cucumber, celery, avocado, and tomatoes are easier to get on a skewer.
  • Let them arrange sliced vegetables and veggie sticks into their own piece of art. Create a picture, make a scene, and then eat it!
Radish cream cheese dip recipe

Radish Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

This smooth and creamy dip is bursting with fresh flavor from the herbs and a hint of heat from the radishes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 87kcal
Author Katie Wells


3 cups


  • 1 bunch of radishes
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 5 fresh basil leaves
  • a handful of fresh parsley


  • Wash the radishes well and cut off the tops and bottoms.
  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and puree until smooth.
  • Serve with veggies for dipping.


Nutrition Facts
Radish Cream Cheese Dip Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /4 cup)
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4.4g28%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 141mg6%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 4.2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Mix up the herbs! This recipe calls for basil and parsley, but it’s pretty forgiving when it comes to the herb choices. I’ll add different savory herbs depending on what’s growing in the garden at the time. Mix it up with some chives, summer savory, dill, or other herbs of choice.

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What are some ways you get more veggies into the diet? Do you have a favorite dip you like to use?

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


2 responses to “Radish Cream Cheese Dip (Cool & Zesty!)”

  1. Natalie Avatar

    5 stars
    Will be making this again. Perfect snack food while watching the game. The radish flavor wasn’t overpowering in anyway. The herbs balanced out nicely.

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