Cottage Cheese Spinach Salad Recipe
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Cottage Cheese Spinach Salad Recipe

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Even folks who don't care for spinach enjoy this distinctive salad. The creamy dressing is a bit sweet, and cottage cheese assures that this dish is extra hearty and satisfying. We love the unusual combination of ingredients.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 121 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 257 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a large serving bowl, layer half of the spinach, cottage cheese and pecans. Repeat layers. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Cottage Cheese Spinach Salad in Taste of Home June/July 1999, p35

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Reviewed Aug. 17, 2015

"My husband and I cut the recipe in half and ate it all! Very good and unusual!"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"Excellent! I've been making this salad for some time now, and it's delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"GREAT spinach salad, wonderful flavour!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2009

"WOW! This is one great salad. I am not a huge fan of spinach, but the flavor the dressing adds to the spinach is to die for. A little heat from the horseradish makes all the difference!

I always make enough for left overs, to have as a quick, healthy lunch. After storing the dressing in a canning jar, I shake to mix it, and store leftovers in the fridge. When eating leftover, I just warm the jar in the microwave a few seconds, to get the sugar mixed again, and in seconds I have a wonderful lunch! Cant stress how great this salad is."

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