Healthy, refreshing and flavorful super quick cottage cheese salad

Look no further than this recipe for cottage cheese salad for a quick lunch that is high in protein, fresh, and taste.

It’s a fantastic alternative for a hectic day because it’s also ready in just 12 minutes.

It’s one of those quick recipes with basic ingredients that I can find in most supermarkets, and it cooks up quickly.

AuthorSilvia lemon
Preparation Time07 minutes
Cooking Duration07 minutes
Total Time14 minutes


  • 1 pear
  • 3 tbsp hazelnuts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 oz arugula or salad greens
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • Black pepper to taste

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How to make Greek Quinoa Salad

Slice the pear thinly after removing the skin and stems. Next, mince the garlic, zest the lemon, and chop the hazelnuts.

Olive oil and the chopped hazelnuts are heated in a small skillet, and they are toasted until golden.

Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, salt, and water after that. Allow the mixture to come to a boil before taking it off the fire.

It’s time to assemble that bad boy now! Place the arugula on the plate, then layer on the low-fat cottage cheese, followed by the pear slices and the hot hazelnut glaze.

In just 12 minutes, perfection! Sprinkle with salt and black pepper to finish.

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Health Benefits

Definitely, my favorite component in this recipe is cottage cheese. It is a fantastic source of protein that will work wonders to keep you feeling satisfied for a longer period of time.

This is why eating this dish might help you shed weight or gain muscle.

Take a look at this article about gaining muscle on a vegetarian diet if anyone has ever told you that you can’t build muscle by eating vegetables.

It’s jam-packed with data to prove to you that it is, in fact, feasible.

In addition to being high in protein, cottage cheese is also a good source of calcium and vitamins like B12, which can guard against anemia.

The pear is without a doubt the ideal fruit to serve with this salad.

They are not only very nutrient-dense but also associated with a lower risk of developing diabetes, they support gut health, and they have anti-inflammatory properties. They couldn’t be more perfect!

Finally, arugula is particularly high in anti-cancer properties in addition to being rich in nutrients like beta-carotene and vitamin C. When chewed, it is also said to assist in removing bad breath.

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