Cottage Cheese with Macerated Berries


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes4 adult servings
Cottage Cheese with Macerated Berries

Photo: Maya Visnyei

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 12g, Carbohydrates 32g, Fat 5g, Fibre 5g, Sodium 201mg.


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.

This article was originally published on May 28, 2014

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