Cottage Cheese and Veggies Sandwich

February 24, 2011 at 6:12 pm 2 comments

Whole Wheat English Muffin + Non-Fat Cottage Cheese + Sprouts + Cucumber Slices + Salt

You may be asking me, “What kind of combination is that? Bread, cottage cheese and vegetables!”

Just trust me, it’s delicious! I made this in the dining hall for the first time about a week ago. Inspired by the cucumber sandwiches commonly served with tea, I made this protein-packed open-face sandwich in hopes of enjoying a refreshing, filling lunch. In my opinion, this sandwich works well because of the combination of flavors and textures. The cottage cheese takes on and enhances the flavors of the refreshing cucumber and hearty whole wheat English muffin. The salt really magnifies the flavors. There is a nice mix and ‘opposites’ of flavors: chewy and grainy (bread), creamy and smooth (cottage cheese), and crunchy (cucumber).

It’s a super simple, quick sandwich to make, but I will write a recipe for you anyway.

🙂

Cottage Cheese and Veggies Sandwich

Ingredients:


  • 1 Whole Wheat English Muffin
  • 1/3 – 1/2 Cup Cottage Cheese
  • Sliced Cucumber
  • Optional: Sprouts
  • Optional: Salt + Pepper

Feel free to sub the regular bread for the English muffin and other veggies (like spinach or lettuce) for the sprouts. This recipe also tastes great when you add hummus, guacamole, mustard, and/or any other condiments you like. As for the cottage cheese, I prefer fat-free, which is also the only kind offered in our dining halls.

Instructions:

Step 1: Toast bread.

Step 2: Top each side with 1/6-1/4 cup (or whatever makes you happy) of cottage cheese.

Step 3: Top with sprouts.

Step 4: Top with sliced cucumber.

Step 5: Sprinkle with salt.

Step 6: Eat and enjoy!

>> End Recipe <<

See! How simple was that? Super. Try it for yourself and let me know what you think.

Cottage Cheese

As I mentioned, I created this sandwich in need of a protein-packed meal. Most of the protein is from the fat-free cottage cheese. I only recently started eating cottage cheese (after a year of trying to decide if I like it or not… Ya, I’m weird). I love cottage cheese! Not only is it packed with protein and other nutrients (see below for nutritional information), it’s also extremely versatile. It can be used in sweet and savory recipes. For example, mix 1 serving (1/2 cup) with 2-3 tsp peanut butter and 2-3 tsp jelly for an easy snack.

Here are the great nutritional stats for the fat-free kind (from Hood):

Hood Fat-Free Cottage Cheese

14 grams of protein, fat-free, low in sugar, and only 80 calories! Wonderful!!

(If you’re watching your sodium intake, please be aware that companies sometimes add extra salt to the fat-free kind to add to the flavor. )

Question: Do you like cottage cheese? If so, what is your favorite way to eat it?

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. thewonderingchef  |  April 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    oh dear how much i love cottage cheese:) I guess u just gave me a good idea for tomorrows breakfast:)

    Reply
    • 2. sixtimestheyum  |  April 3, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      I love cottage cheese, too. Oh so much!!! Don’t you just love how versatile it is? Have a great breakfast. It’ll be great, I’m sure. 🙂

      Reply

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