Cottage Cheese Stuffed Cantaloupe Salad with Blueberries

Cantaloupe and Cottage Cheese Salad

This has to be the easiest recipe I have ever shared.  A half of a small cantaloupe is filled with cottage cheese and topped with blueberries.  This is a simple and delicious summer lunch that’s figure friendly and very easy to put together.  All you need to do is cut the cantaloupe in half, scoop out the seeds, and fill the hollow with cottage cheese.  The sprinkling of blueberries is optional, but very delicious.

cottage cheese stuffed cantaloupe with blueberriesThis post was born one morning while I was desperately trying to figure out what I could take to lunch for myself and one of my co-workers.  I had two heels of bread, no decent salad ingredients, and was all out of crackers.  I surveyed the kitchen and asked myself  “What would Mom do?”

That was when I spied the cantaloupe sitting on the counter.    It wasn’t very large, but I knew it would work perfectly for my plan.  I packed the cantaloupe, 1 cup of cottage cheese, and 1/2 cup of blueberries into my lunch box along with a sharp knife.

When I was a child and fresh cantaloupes were abundant, my mother would often serve halves of cantaloupe stuffed with cottage cheese for a simple summer lunch.  Seeing the cantaloupe on the counter, I remembered what she did, but I added an extra touch–blueberries scattered on top of the cottage cheese.    It was delicious, and co-workers even commented how pretty it looked.  I had forgotten how delicious this combination was.

Cottage Cheese Stuffed Cantaloupe Salad with BlueberriesOur only problem was that I forgot to pack metal spoons.  The plastic spoons made it harder to scoop out the cantaloupe flesh as we ate.  We managed, but it took us longer.

Here are the printable instructions.  We hope you like this simple salad.

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Cantaloupe and Cottage Cheese Salad
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Recipe type: Fruit Salad
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Serves: 2
 
This simple combination of cantaloupe and cottage cheese sprinkled with blueberries is delicious and refreshing on a warm summer's day. Pack the entire melon into your picnic basket then cut it and remove the seeds once you get to the park. Just be sure to pack metal spoons. The plastic ones had a little difficulty scooping out the melon.
Ingredients
  • 1 cantaloupe (about 8 inches in diameter the long way)
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
Instructions
  1. Cut cantaloupe in half starting at the stem end.
  2. Remove seeds from the cantaloupe
  3. Put ½ cup cottage cheese in the center of the melon in the hollow created when the seeds were removed.
  4. Sprinkle ¼ cup blueberries on top of cottage cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2.4g
4%
Saturated Fat 1.4g
7%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 9mg
3%
Sodium 470mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 15.0g
5%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g
6%
Sugars 9.4g
Protein 16.4g
Vitamin A 48%
Vitamin C 52%
Calcium 8%
Iron 5%

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