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You usually think of cottage cheese in a salad--not a sandwich. But mixed with a few fresh herbs and seasonings, low-fat cottage cheese makes a great high-protein topping for rye toast. I like the distinct caraway flavor of the bread with the mild cottage cheese, and there's something soothing about the warm toast and cool topping. Serve shredded carrots and alfalfa sprouts alongside.

For a quick snack, keep a batch of the cheese mixture in the fridge. Instead of toast, try it with celery or carrot sticks.

Plate from Pier 1 Imports.


Herbed Cottage


Active Work and Total Preparation Time: 15 minutes * Vegetarian

1 (16-ounce) container low-fat cottage cheese

1 tablespoon minced fresh dill

1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon

2 tablespoons snipped chives

1/4 teaspoon salt

Dash white pepper

8 slices rye toast

Combine the cottage cheese, dill, tarragon, chives, salt and white pepper in a small bowl. Spread about 1/4 cup of the cottage cheese mixture on each slice of warm toast.

8 servings. Each serving: 72 calories; 348 mg sodium; 5 mg cholesterol; 1 gram fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 6 grams carbohydrates; 8 grams protein; 0.46 gram fiber.

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