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
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 cup: 121 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 257mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g 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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Kaila_hayla User ID: 8909423 252413
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2016

"My family loves spinach, but hates the texture of cottage cheese-and we all love this salad. I cut the sugar in half and used walnuts because we had them on hand, was so easy and delicious! Will be making for all the summers cookouts!"

rjbeery75 User ID: 2114826 231368
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2015

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

SRTW User ID: 3139715 24724
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

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

coolmom229 User ID: 4429424 26724
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"GREAT spinach salad, wonderful flavour!!!"

SnnysAngl03 User ID: 3613382 71048
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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