Tuna + Cottage Cheese Salad

A friend of mine told me one of his favorite foods is tuna, cottage cheese and tomato mixed together with salt and pepper. This is that salad, KERF style :)

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Feel free to alter the recipe depending on what you have on hand!

Mix all together in a bowl:

  • 1 drained can tuna
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 ear of corn cut off cob (or ~1/3 cup frozen)
  • 1 chopped jalapeno (to taste)
  • ~1/3 cup chopped summer squash (or other veggie of choice)
  • 1 large or 2 small chopped roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 an avocado, diced
  • Few leaves chopped fresh basil (totally optional)
  • 1 tsp Guldenโ€™s Zesty mustard (or other dijon)
  • 1 tsp Creole or Cajun seasoning
  • Salt + pepper to taste

Serves 2. Each serving about 250 calories.

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Serve with crackers for dipping or over a bed of baby spinach.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Melinda January 10, 2010 at 6:31 am

This looks delicious! and i can take it to work with me!!!!! :DDD


2 Samantha October 9, 2010 at 11:50 am

Delicious! I always make my tuna w/ cottage cheese, but never heard of putting tomoatoes in it, definately a good idea!


3 Melissa July 6, 2012 at 11:30 am

This was a great salad! I substituted cucumber for squash because I am absolutely in love with tuna-cucumber anything. :) And I also, heretically, added red onion. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for the great idea of adding cottage cheese to delicious tuna and veggies!


4 Sasha June 13, 2013 at 9:37 am

I used to make tuna salad with cottage cheese and forgot how I normally make it. This awesome recipe came up when I did a search on Bing! Perfect considering it’s summer time and I had fresh squash and jalapeno from my garden. I altered some, but it come out delicious!
My ingredients:
1 can tuna
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/3 cup corn
1/3 cup squash
1 tbsp capers
(did not measure the following)
a bit of lemon juice
a bit of line juice
dried basil flakes
dried dill weed
salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste

So delicious! Gives that satisfying crunch and is a wonderful dip. Thanks for the idea!


5 Mike July 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm

I tried my own spin on this with what was around the kitchen, a tin of tuna (mixed with piri piri chili sauce), 2 spoons lo fat cottage cheese, chopped lettuce, carrots, tomato, radish, spring onion, olives, basil, topped with poppy seeds, really good stuff, filled a tub with it as an evening snack for for the next couple of days. Lots of other things would go well with this, veg, herbs, spices, sauces, cheeses, boiled eggs, etc, etc. It’s a very versatile and good tasting healthy recipe, thanks for the inspiration!


6 Melanie May 9, 2014 at 1:23 pm

I made this exactly how it says to in the recipe and I absolutely loved it. I felt so healthy eating it. I think I will have to try some of your other recipes too.


7 Shiromi Fernando July 24, 2014 at 3:19 am

Planning to make this salad for dinner!!


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