Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cottage Cheese Salad


Every now and then, H makes an excellent salad using cottage cheese. The salad is not only healthy and tasty, but also quite filling- unlike most salads I've eaten. Adding cottage cheese to what is otherwise an ordinary salad turns it into a tasty and substantial meal. There is no dressing used here except for a good squirt of a juicy lime. The cheese helps bring the salad together. This is a very versatile salad and lends itself to many variations, so feel free to use whatever vegetables you have available.

Here's what went into my salad-

(Serves 2-3)
Green bell pepper, thinly sliced
Red bell pepper, thinly sliced
Onion, thinly sliced
Cucumber, diced
Cherry tomatoes, halved
3-4 green chillies, minced
3 cups salad mix
1 ½ cups
Cottage cheese (I used low-fat)
½ cup cooked
Rosematta rice (optional- I only used this because I had some leftover from the previous day)
Juice of 1-2 limes (about 4 Tbsp)
1 Tbsp honey


Place the chopped vegetables and the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Add the cottage cheese only when ready to serve and fold into the rest of the salad. Serve cold.


16 Burps:

Lisa said...

A great idea for a quick and tasty summer salad. Love it!

Uma said...

mmm. using cottage cheese in a salad sounds yummy and healthy too :)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Very colourful. And awesome.


Wow,look at that,so tempting,colourful! I am not a salad fan,but sure this tempts me a lot,will try after buying cottage cheese!!

sra said...

Rice and cottage cheese salad - pretty unusual! As always, your pix are good. I'm positive I commented on your mango cake - looks like cyberspace swallowed it up!

Anonymous said...

how unique! cottage cheese is a great addition here..

Purva Desai said...

This salad looks cheesy and colourful.......

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DEESHA said...

this is a lovely salad ..

Divya Vikram said...

Have never tried adding cottage cheese in salads. Salad looks colorful!

Parita said...

Wow salad looks very simple and colorful!

Aparna said...

Love the colours in your salad. I tend to use crumbled paneer in mine.

A_and_N said...

I have tons of cottage cheese. This is it, TBC :D

TBC said...

Hi all- thanks for your sweet comments.:)

TBC said...

Silvia Martin's comment: Wow!
What an excellent dish for summer.
It is a mouth watering Salad.
It is looking very marvelous and delicious.
I tried this salad in Delhi at my friend’s home in last year.

Shawn said...

A gr8 dish for summer.
I will try to prepate it with the help of my elder sis.

Anonymous said...

how many calories ??

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