Quick Cottage Cheese Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

An old standby. Very healthy--a great way to get kids to consume more calcium! Mom made this all the time in the winter, when fresh fruit was scarce.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 473.18 ml cottage cheese
  • 4 canned pear halves in natural juice
  • 4 large lettuce leaves
  • 59.16 ml western salad dressing or 59.16 ml Catalina dressing or 59.16 ml raspberry vinaigrette dressing


  1. Wash lettuce leaves, pat dry and place on individual salad plates.
  2. Place 1/2 cup cottage cheese on each leaf.
  3. Top cottage cheese with pear half.
  4. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon (or to taste) dressing over each portion.
  5. Serve.
  6. NOTE: do not prepare in advance unless you can keep the salads chilled!
Most Helpful

5 5

I loved this salad! I used "light" raspberry vinaigrette and it tasted wonderful with the canned pear. Will make this often.

5 5

This was so quick and easy! Mine was sort of messy (my lettuce was falling apart - I think I just needed fresher lettuce) but that made it even better. I used fresh pears and added a little feta cheese to suit my grown up tastes, and it was excellent. But, I could also see how this would be a kid pleaser. Thanks for the great recipe, and I will make it again when I am not in the mood to cook!