Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl (Excessive Protein Breakfast)


This hearty, veg and pistachio cottage cheese bowl is a high-protein breakfast that will keep you full all morning.

Spicy cottage cheese bowl

I love cottage cheese, but I don’t always want to top it with fruit. These savory cottage cheese bowls with cucumber, peppers, and tomatoes are a great solution. Perfect for breakfast or snacks. They are an easy way to get more protein into your day. If you don’t like the taste of cottage cheese, you can use yogurt instead. You can find more cottage cheese recipes in my high protein bread and strawberry protein smoothie.

Spicy cottage cheese bowl

Cottage cheese is a great, healthy breakfast. While it’s low in carbohydrates and sugar, it’s very high in protein. A one-cup serving can contain more than 25 grams of protein! Cottage cheese is also a good source of calcium, phosphorus, vitamin B12, and riboflavin.

What do you put in a savory cottage cheese bowl?

I fill this cottage cheese breakfast bowl with the colorful veggies listed below, then fill it with pistachios for extra protein and crunch:

  • Persian cucumber
  • paprika
  • Cocktail tomatoes
  • Chives or spring onions
  • Leftovers from roasted vegetables

Making cottage cheese breakfast bowls:

These bowls are super easy to prepare. Just cut your vegetables and pistachios the night before and store them in separate food containers. Do not cut the tomatoes until just before you eat them, as cutting them too early can make them moist. You could even cut extra veggies so you have enough to make bowls for the next few days.

When you’re done, scoop the cottage cheese into a bowl, slice your tomatoes, and top them with vegetables, nuts, salt, and pepper.


  • Use regular pickles or English pickles if you can’t find Persian.
  • Sub yellow or orange peppers instead of red.
  • Swap grape tomatoes for cherry tomatoes.
  • Replace pistachios with pine nuts or almonds if that’s your preference.
  • Use Greek yogurt if you’re not a cottage cheese fanatic.
  • Top with all the bagel seasoning instead of salt.

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Spicy cottage cheese bowl

221 Cals 25th protein 19th carbohydrates 8th Fats

Preparation time: 5 min

Cooking time: 0 min

Total time: 5 min

This hearty, veg and pistachio cottage cheese bowl is a high-protein breakfast that will keep you full all morning.

  • ¾ Cup low-fat cottage cheese, I like good culture
  • 2 tablespoon chopped chives or finely chopped spring onion greens, divided
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ Cup sliced ​​Persian cucumber
  • ½ medium paprika, pitted and chopped
  • 10 halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped, roasted peeled pistachios
  • Kosher salt
  • In a small bowl, combine cottage cheese with 1 tablespoon of chives and pepper to taste.

  • Place the cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes on top and garnish with 1 tablespoon of chives and pistachios.

  • Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper if you like.

Portion: 1bowl, Calories: 221kcal, Carbohydrates: 19thG, Protein: 25thG, Fat: 8thG, Saturated fatty acids: 3G, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 624mg, Fiber: 4.5G, Sugar: 13G

Blue Smart Points: 3

Green Smart Points: 3

Purple Smart Points: 3

Keywords: high-protein breakfast, recipes with cottage cheese, savory cottage cheese

Posted February 3, 2021 by Gina

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