Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
Years and years ago I tried something like this, but I didn't like it between bread. Now I'm reducing carbohydrate intake, and this is a tasty alternative (without bread) to plain cottage cheese (I use low fat because the nonfat is so dry and low fat is at least a compromise). Cook time is chill time if you want it cold, but isn't really necessary.
- 1 (6 ounce) can tuna in water, drained
- 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 1⁄4 cup chopped seeded cucumber
- 1⁄4 cup chopped onions or 1⁄4 cup sliced green onion
- 1⁄4 cup chopped bell pepper
- 1⁄4 cup toasted pine nuts (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup chopped olive (optional)
- Mix everything together.
- Chill 1 hour if you're not starving NOW.
Really great recipe! Easy to throw together & delicious. Great tasting, low carb, filling meal. Used red bell pepper and scallions. Only added salt & pepper. Thanks for posting
This really is good! I did have to make a couple adjustments, I didn't have cucumber or pine nuts, so I subed with shredded carrot and chopped pecans. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. Wow, what a tasty lunch. I would never have thought to mix tuna with cottage cheese, but I'm glad you did ;)! It was really easy and my 4 year old son loves this now, he acctually requested this for lunch the next day. Thanks for the recipe, a definate keeper.
Just love this salad. I make it all the time and keep on hand for a light snack when I am dieting. Sometimes, I add other things like juice of 1/4 lemon, 1/4 cup sliced radishes, 1/4 cup black beans (rinsed and drained). And always use the pine nuts & olives. Any way, absolutely great recipe!! Thank you countrywife.