With the weather finally feeling like Summer is just around the corner, it’s time for some lighter meals. Thankfully, my family is a salad family. Yes, even my husband and 5 year old daughter love their salads! Spinach salad, mixed greens, kale…they love it all. I try to change things up often for variety. One of our favourite salads is a simple and easy fruit salad.
When Hubby and I were still dating, his mom made this awesome salad with ingredients I would never have thought to put together!! It’s nice and light, tasty, filling, and good for you! I really love this fruity cottage cheese salad at breakfast with a slice of crusty French bread and my morning tea!
Pineapple-Green Grape Cottage Cheese Salad
- 250 g Gay Lea cottage cheese (I use Nordica 2%)
- 1/2 c. seedless green grapes; halved
- 1 can bite sized pineapple; drained (save and use juice for something else–waste not want not!)
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
Blend first three ingredients together. Sprinkle sunflower seeds on top.
This is a very yummy salad. You can sweeten the mixture with a natural sugar replacement like coconut sugar, maple syrup or honey. I personally don’t add any sweetener or sugar because I don’t feel the recipe needs it.
Cottage cheese is protein rich, a good source of calcium, and can be enjoyed by anyone anytime of the day; it’s an excellent component of a healthy diet. There are so many ways to enjoy Cottage Cheese right from the container as a quick snack, or at breakfast or lunch on top of fruit, a bagel or salad.
While perusing the Gay Lea website, I came across this Mega Mango Smoothie that I’d like to try! I’m a big fan of cottage cheese and this looks like a refreshing and tasty recipe!
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Florence C says
I love to have cottage cheese with fruit and I put it in lasagna
heidi c. says
I love to mix cottage cheese with jam for a yummy dessert.
Judy C (Judy Cowan) says
We always use in it lasagna but I also just like mixing it with some fresh pinepple
Lyne Proulx says
So many recipes we can make with cottage cheese, but my favourites are with fruits! Love this recipe. Just pinned it!
On a fruit salad
cody pfoh says
i just like to put fruit in it
Silvia D says
i like cottage cheese in perogies,lasagne or this lemon cheese cake I make!
angela m says
I love cottage cheese in my lasagna
Beth St says
I love cottage cheese in lasagna, but my favourite way to eat cottage cheese isn’t a recipe – just add a bit of raspberry jam.
Tina L. says
I like to eat it sprinkle with black pepper or make lasagna with it.
I like eating cottage cheese plain.
Suzanne Rudge (MapleMouseMama) says
Oh my gosh Christine, this seriously sounds good! I have never been a real fan of cottage cheese on its own, but I like it in stuff. I have always wished I could start eating and enjoying it though because it is so good for you. I am really interested in this recipe. I think the pineapple and grapes will add in enough sweetness to ramp up the cottage cheese. I am going to get some this weekend and give it a go! Thanks for the great idea..
Emma Walpole says
I don’t often eat or bake or cook with cheese (hubby doesn’t like cheese) so my fav way is either with fruit on top or on top of a salad or in a nice cheesy pasta dish
I love cottage cheese in my lasagna!
Kat at Mommy Kat and Kids says
Oh this looks great! My fave cottage cheese recipe is a simple fruit salad my mom used to make; fresh fruit around a scoop of cottage cheese. Delish!
Mmm! Fruit with a scoop of cottage cheese is so light and refreshing! Love it!
Rick F says
Not one of my most favourite cheeses. When I do eat it, I eat it with lots of black pepper.
Victoria Ess says
I love eating it plain or mixing it with fruit.
I like it in a bowl, topped with fruit salad
That is a real interesting combination! Very ‘summery’ 🙂 Will have to give it a try
Let me know what you think if you try it! It’s really light and refreshing. I’ve been on a cottage cheese craze these days!
Lynda Cook says
I like putting it in my lasagna or eating it right out of the container and I have never tried it with fruit
Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo says
I love to add it to a salad. Usually one with couscous, sunflower seeds and everything but the kitchen sink.
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
Jo-Anne Pfoh says
I like to make breakfast puffs its egg, cottage cheese, cheddar, mushroom and onions (my son likes me to add bacon or sausage in his) with flour etc and bake them up
Carol M (Lushka S) says
Probably in lasagna, but love cottage cheese straight up!
Yum! I love cottage cheese in lasagna or straight up too! I love cottage cheese! LOL!
Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen says
MMM! This sounds great, I love mixing fruit with cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is an AWESOME source of protein.