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  • Recipe Room  »  Herbed cottage cheese caprese-style salad

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    Ingredients

    For the herbed cottage cheese

    • 250g creamed cottage cheese
    • 2 tbsp chives, chopped
    • 2 tbsp basil, chopped

    To serve

    • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 16 thin wedges
    • 16 slices of cucumber
    • 8 basil leaves to garnish
    • olive oil
    • freshly ground black pepper

    Herbed cottage cheese caprese-style salad

    Since all of the veggies and herbs used in this recipe are coming into season, you should be able to get the best flavours on a budget.

    Method

    To make the herbed cottage cheese, add chives and basil to the cottage cheese and mix until well combined. Scoop the mixture into the middle of the plate.

    To serve, arrange tomato wedges and cucumber slices around the edge of a large dinner plate, alternating. Arrange basil leaves around the plate on top of the ‘salad’.

    Drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.

    Martyna Candrick is a Sydney-based recipe developer, e-cookbook author and food blogger. As well as writing her own food blog, Wholesome Cook, she has worked for all-natural brands such as Anathoth and Brookfarm and is a regular contributor to Honest Cooking Magazine.

    Submitted by
    Martyna Candrick

    Tips and Tricks

    • Growing your own basil can be one of the most efficient, cost effective and waste-avoiding ways to supply your kitchen with fresh herbs. Simply cut off what you need as you need it and you won’t be left with half a bunch at the end of your meal.

    • Store tomatoes at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. Shift them to the fridge when they’re at risk of becoming over-ripe to slow the ripening process.

    • As soft cheeses deteriorate faster than hard cheeses, they are best stored in a cooler part of your fridge. It’s best to also keep soft cheeses wrapped in grease proof paper rather than plastic, in order that they can breathe.

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