Nutritious Spinach Cottage Cheese Cranberry Salad

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Jul. 30, 2013

Spinach is one green leafy veggie that can be used in numerous dishes - omelettes, sandwiches, burgers, pastas soups stir fry's and so on. However, if you really wish to enjoy the natural taste of this nutrient packed ingredient, make it the star in your salad and see how it shines through.


Herb oil 1 Tablespoon
Pecans and walnuts 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , toasted (Unsalted)
Spinach 1 Pound , torn into bite sized pieces
Dried cranberries 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Toasted sesame seeds 2 Tablespoon (Leveled)
Poppy seeds 1 Tablespoon (Leveled)
Honey dressing 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Minced onion with green onion flakes 1 Tablespoon
Mixed bell peppers 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (cut into strips)
Paprika 1/4 Teaspoon
Low sodium low fat cottage cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (crumbled)
White wine vinegar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cider vinegar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Fresh squeezed lime juice 1/2 Tablespoon



1. In a large bowl, combine the spinach with the toasted almonds and cranberries.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, honey dressing, onion, colored bell pepper strips, paprika, white wine vinegar, cider vinegar, and crumbled low fat cottage cheese. Toss with spinach just before serving.

3. Add a dash of freshly squeezed lime juice instead of salt.


4. Serve this salad with a tall glass of fresh unsweetened lime juice to aid in better nutrient absorption.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 247Calories from Fat 108

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.5%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 173 mg7.21%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet