Summer is in full swing. It’s hot, it’s sticky, and I really wasn’t terribly motivated to cook the other day (gasp). I wanted something quick, refreshing, and truly easy to make. I looked in the fridge and saw that I had some cottage cheese yogurt and fruit (mango in this case).
Then I remembered that there used to be a store near me that sold fresh Greek yogurt with fruit, honey, and vanilla. They had all sorts of combinations: mango, blueberry, peach, and fig. It was delicious.
Sadly. they’ve closed up and moved away from my neighborhood now, so I can’t get their yogurt without making a special trip. While I can’t recreate their yogurt exactly, I can use Fage plain yogurt instead.
Trying to recreate that yogurt salad sounded like a good idea, but I did want something just a bit more substantial than just yogurt and fruit, so I added cottage cheese as well to make a cottage cheese yogurt and fruit salad.
The proportions are about two parts cottage cheese to one part yogurt.
I’ve put this under “15 minute meals” but it isn’t even that much. It’s closer to five minutes. Just dump, mix, and drizzle. Easy!
Cottage Cheese Yogurt and Fruit Substitutions and Variations
You can, of course, use another fruit. This works with strawberries, blueberries, peaches, figs, blackberries and raspberries. Or use a combination of fruits instead. It does not work well (in my opinion) with apples or grapes.
More Salad Recipes with Fruit
Sweetened with crisp/tart apples, crunchy nuts, and not too much mayo. An easy lunch for a summer’s day.
No actual cooking required for this salad. Mix together your favorite greens, spinach, salty feta, and crunchy walnuts.
Tangy balsamic dressing and sweet summer berries are an unbeatable combination. Just toss and serve.