Cottage Cheese with Macerated Berries



10 min


4 adult servings

Cottage Cheese with Macerated Berries

Move over, jam—we’ve got a fresh way to enjoy fruit on toast! Tossing berries with a little lemon, honey and mint brings out their juices, making them great on their own or as a tasty part of this breakfast. A little pepper brings out the sweetness of the berries.


  • 2 cups halved or quartered strawberries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp torn mint , or lemon balm
  • 4 slices multi-grain bread
  • 8 tbsp pressed cottage cheese
  • black pepper , optional


  • Mix strawberries, lemon juice, honey and mint or lemon balm. Toss gently to combine. Let stand 5 min or until juices are released.
  • Toast the slices of multi-grain bread and spread each slice with 2 tbsp of cottage cheese. Spoon berries on top and sprinkle each with a pinch of pepper (if desired).

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 207,
  • Protein
  • 12 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32 g,
  • Fat
  • 5 g,
  • Fibre
  • 5 g,
  • Sodium
  • 201 mg.


If you’re not familiar with pressed cottage cheese, it’s like deli-style cream cheese but with more protein and a slightly savoury edge. (Use cheese labelled 10% MF for a richer flavour.) If you can’t find pressed cottage cheese, swap in ricotta, which has a similar texture and flavour.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent June 2014 issue.