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Cottage Cheese and Pecan Salad Recipe

Karla Johnson of East Helena, Montana dresses up cottage cheese with pecans and onions to make this savory side dish. “This would be good with chopped apples and walnuts, similar to a Waldorf salad,” she adds. TIP: It’s a nice way to round out a sandwich lunch…or serve it with assorted sliced fruit for a lighter option.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Serve immediately. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (prepared with fat-free cottage cheese and 1/4 cup pecans) equals 104 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 343 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.