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KETO COTTAGE CHEESE CAPRESE

For Meatless Monday, I'm having a Good Culture Cottage Cheese Caprese. 

NAME
Cottage Cheese Caprese

DESCRIPTION
Cottage cheese is one of those foods that you equate with dieting. A blob of white with some fruit comes to mind. Generally, one doesn’t eat it because it tastes good. Until recently, I’d never served it as the star of the dish. I always used it as an ingredient.

Then, I discovered Good Culture Cottage Cheese. Wow! Talk about a revelation. Thick and creamy with a pleasantly tangy finish, this cottage cheese blew me away with flavor. That’s why I asked them to be a sponsor of the Columbus, In Keto Potluck Picnic last month. When they sent a recipe for Cottage Cheese Caprese, I was again impressed. Of course, I had to chef it up a little bit with roasted garlic. Gluten free, sugar free, and low carb, this dish is a new favorite at my house.

Chef's secret to a good meal? Start with quality ingredients such as Good Culture Cottage Cheese.

Serve this as a Meatless Monday lunch or entrée. I like to include field greens and other vegetables such as roasted asparagus. It should easily fit into most macros and meal plans. Easy and delicious? That’s the best!

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PREP
Less than 5 minutes

COOK
No cooking

INGREDIENTS
5 ounces Good Culture Simply Cottage Cheese
¼ cup tomatoes, sliced
1 clove roasted garlic, chopped
4 basil leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Sprig of basil for garnish, if desired

DIRECTIONS

  1. On a small plate, place Good Culture Cottage Cheese.
  2. Top with grape tomatoes, roasted garlic and basil.
  3. Drizzle olive oil and vinegar atop.
  4. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Garnish with sprig of basil.
  6. Serve immediately.


YIELD
1 serving

NOTES
Want to cut back on the carbs? While I prefer the smooth sweetness of roasted garlic and will budget them into my macros, I know that not everyone does. Substitute the oil from the roasted garlic to eliminate those carbs.

A nice pesto can be substituted for the fresh basil to add texture.


NUTRITION BREAKDOWN, EACH SERVING
Net carbs: 6 grams
Sugar alcohols: 0 grams
Total carbs: 7 grams
Fiber: 1 gram
Fat: 6 grams
Protein: 19 grams
Calories: 159
Glycemic load: 1

DISCLAIMER
Thank you to Good Culture for providing the Simply Cottage Cheese for this recipe. While I was given the cottage cheese at no charge, all opinions and recipe are my own.

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