1. Place lemon juice in the bottom of the blender cup. Add cottage cheese and blend until mixture is smooth and silky. Empty into a medium-sized bowl.
2. Process garlic, parsley leaves, and other herbs, if using, in the food processor with the knife attachment, until very finely chopped. Add to cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Mix all together until well blended.
4. Refrigerate until ready to use.