Grandma’s Cottage Cheese Salad Recipe


  • 16 ounces cottage cheese (1%, 2% or 4%)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup tomatoes – cut in bit size pieces, seeded if you like (use your favorite tomatoes – plum, cherry, romamo, fresh from the garden)
  • 1/4 cup onion (less or more) -vidalia, any sweet onion, red onion, green onion (use your favorite)
  • 1/2 large cucumber (or more), peeled, cut in bite size pieces, seeded if you like.  English cucumbers are great with this salad
  • salt & pepper to taste

In a medium size bowl, add cottage cheese and veggies – mix well.  Season with salt and pepper. Serve chilled. Enjoy!


  • your favorite seasonings (Greek, Italian are great)
  • Tabasco, hot sauce
  • fresh lemon juice
  • any veggies you like – radishes, carrots, peppers and more
  • sliced olives
  • pepperoncini
  • add a splash of vinaigrette or your favorite Italian or Greek dressing
  • Serve with a side of your favorite crackers. I love wheat thins and using the salad as a dip. So good!


Try fruit cocktail. My friend/roommate in college loved cottage cheese topped with fruit cocktail – that was a staple in our apartment!  So good.
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