fbpx

5 Minute Cottage Cheese and Beet Salad

EASY · DELICIOUS · BEAUTIFUL

  • Home
  • |
  • Blog
  • |
  • 5 Minute Cottage Cheese and Beet Salad
Rate This Delicious Recipe
[Total: 1   Average: 5/5]

cottage cheese and beet salad

If my kids could have it their way, we’d eat macaroni and cheese for lunch everyday. I admit that there are plenty of days that I eat it right along with them, but I generally try to eat something healthier for breakfast and lunch so I can spend the majority of my calories on dinner (and my nightly scoop of ice cream!). Many times I make my 5 Minute Cottage Cheese and Beet Salad because it is high in protein, low in carbs, and has plenty of vegetables. I figured I would share one of my weekly lunch staples because I want you to see how easy, healthy, and delicious a mid-day meal can be. And the best part is that it only takes 5 minutes!

cottage cheese and beet salad

Start with a plate of leafy greens, cucumber, carrots, and beets. I usually pick romaine for my lettuce because it holds up well under the vegetables and cottage cheese. The beets are from a can. I pick the unsalted version so that I can add my own dressing.

cottage cheese and beet salad

Next, I add a large dollop of cottage cheese on top. It probably measures about 3/4 of a cup and I usually pick the 2% milk-fat version. I find that the non-fat versions of cottage cheese are too runny for me. Can you recognize that pretty plate? Yep, it’s the Pioneer Woman Vintage Bloom Set and I use it for our everyday plates.

cottage cheese and beet salad

Now I drizzle classic Italian dressing on top. Just a little bit helps draw all the flavors together and give it a tangy bite! If the cottage cheese is creamy enough for you, you may not even need the dressing. Balsamic vinaigrette is also lovely on top. And if you really want to make the salad pop, add some sunflower seeds! This salad would also be great to meal prep ahead of time, as long as you keep the cottage cheese and dressing packaged separately until you’re ready to eat it. I often pack it in my husband’s lunches or have it prepackaged in the fridge for me to pull out on busy days.

cottage cheese and beet salad

Lastly, I mix it all together!  This cottage cheese and beet salad is the perfect blend between soft and crunchy textures. It takes a good while of chew time, so I feel like I ate something hearty and satisfying for lunch. And would you believe that my kids will eat this too? They really do! Sometimes I will cut up a few chicken nuggets and toss it in for them. Why they get a kick out of that, I don’t know, but I do know that they’re eating 4 vegetables and not complaining about it!  I hope you can find a way to add this Cottage Cheese and Beet Salad to your routine too! Happy Cooking ya’ll!

5 Minute Cottage Cheese and Beet Salad

Heidi Davison
A easy and healthy mid-day meal you can have ready in 5 minutes! It is high in protein and vitamins and low in carbs!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cucumber peeled and chopped
  • 10 baby carrots cut in slivers
  • 1/2 cup quartered beets
  • 3/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • Italian dressing

Instructions
 

  • Chop all vegetables and pile onto lettuce
  • Top vegetables with cottage cheese
  • Drizzle with Italian dressing

 

Rate This Delicious Recipe
[Total: 1   Average: 5/5]

Related Posts

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}
>