Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins
A great Low GI lunch. The apples add a sweet taste and a needed "crunch" to an otherwise creamy salad. This salad can be eaten as light lunch, used a side salad, even wrapped up in a pita.
- 2 cups low fat cottage cheese
- 1⁄2 cup carrot, grated
- 1⁄2 cup celery, grated
- 1⁄2 cup radish, grated
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 large apple, cored and chopped
- 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- In a bowl, combine cottage cheese, carrot, celery, radish, green onions, apple, ginger, soy sauce, garlic, vinegar & sesame oil.
I liked this and will make it again. I love mix of the cottage cheese and grated veggies - those flavors and textures were great! I shredded a "bunch" or radishes, 2 stalks of celery and a handful of baby carrots in the food processor. I might actually add a little more onion or garlic, just to add a little more flavor. Also, a grind of black pepper before serving was a great addition. However, as much as I wanted to like it, the apple was just weird - the flavor did not seem to go well - when I make this again, I'll definitely leave it out. Also, the half teaspoon of sesame oil goes a long way and seemed to add an "off" flavor, as well, that I did not care for at all. All in all, this was very good - I plan to make it again for lunches next week, but I will be making a few significant changes. Thank you for a nice, healthy alternative!
Very good! I had this as lunch, but it would be perfect for a potluck or picnic especially for those who do not like mayonnaise based salads. It has a nice asian flavor. I think it would be good with roasted peanuts for a little different crunch. The flavors really work well together. Thanks!