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Friday, February 01, 2013

Cottage Cheese Salad

(Çökelek Salatası)

Cottage Cheese Salad
1 cup Cottage cheese, strained (or Ricotta cheese)
1 tbsp white onion, thinly sliced
1 medium tomato, cut in small cubes
1/4 cup cucumber, cut in small cubes
1/4 cup green or red pepper, cut in small pieces
2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Extra virgin olive oil

Place the cheese on a service plate. Toss the rest of the salad ingredients in a bowl. Pour all over the cheese. You can serve with Pide or Pocked Pide:)



At 8:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 1:51 PM, Anonymous susanne said...

This looks delicious!...When you say 'strained' you mean with cheese-cloth, and/to remove the liquid, or pressed through a sieve?
I wonder because of the texture difference between cottage cheese & ricotta

At 3:37 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Susanne,
I strained the cottage cheese in a wire strainer without using a cheesecloth to remove the liquid:)
I love cheese, the cottage cheese is placed on one half of the plate and ricotta cheese on the other, then the salad is arranged over the top:)

At 10:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

going to try this,, any acid in dressing,,ie lemon juice or vinegar ..and do u think this would work as well with dried mint instead of fresh..ty in advance miriam

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Miriam,
I didn't use lemon juice or vinegar in dressing, but if you like you can add a little bit of pomegranate syrup into the dressing:) Fresh mint would be great for this salad!


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