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Recipe Challenge: Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl

Stefania Maurtua | Nutrition Specialist
/ May 25, 2023
Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl

This fresh and simple savory cottage cheese recipe is a great option as a high protein breakfast (or snack for Stepwise). It is quick to make, and if you have all your veggies chopped in advance, it will take no more than 5 minutes to put all the ingredients together. Hope you enjoy this recipe in the warmer months that are coming ahead!

Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl

Image & recipe from Skinnytaste

Yields 1 serving


  • ¾ cup (165g) low fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives or finely minced scallion greens, divided
  • ½ cup sliced cucumbers
  • ½ medium bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 10 halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped, roasted shelled pistachios (or other nut)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl, combine cottage cheese with 1 tablespoon chives and pepper, to taste.
  2. Layer cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes on top then garnish with remaining 1 tablespoon chives and pistachios.
  3. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper, to taste.

Nutrition Facts

*Per bowl (entire recipe): 205 kcal, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 16g total carbohydrates (4g fiber, 11g sugar), 24g protein

Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl Nutrition Facts
*Nutrition facts calculated using Good Culture 2% Cottage Cheese

Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl Variations

  • Swap out chives/scallions for chopped sweet onions.
  • Swap grape tomatoes for cherry tomatoes.
  • Add fresh herbs like chopped basil or parsley.
  • Replace pistachios with almonds, walnuts, or even crumbled parm crisps.
  • Use Greek yogurt if you’re not a cottage cheese fan.
  • Top with everything bagel seasoning instead of salt.
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