Healthy Salad Dressing Replacement + Recipe with Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese! #DaisyCottageCheese #DaisyDifference

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Healthy Salad Dressing Replacement + Recipe with Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese!


I purchase Cottage Cheese every time I go to the grocery store. Because of it’s versatility Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese has become a staple in my home. My husband loves to put it in his lasagna, my daughter eats it plain or with fruit and I love it as a salad dressing replacement. I must admit that growing up I had never thought to put Cottage Cheese on my salads. But when I was attending my local Colorado high school we had an awesome salad bar in the lunch room. Every day my friend Kayla would put Cottage Cheese on her salad. I found this intriguing and one day she convinced me to give it a try. From that moment I was hooked! Instead of topping my daily salads with high calorie salad dressing I started using cottage cheese with a little salt and pepper! It was a quick and easy swap that allowed me to get more of the healthy protein that I needed!


Now that I am grown I still love my daily salads for lunch. In fact my daughter and I eat them at least 4 times a week. I have shared with my daughter my love of topping my salads off with cottage cheese instead of dressing and she loves it as well!


It does not matter what type of salad you make. We love toppings like bacon bits, imitation crab, chicken, cheese, tomatoes, eggs and croutons! Cottage cheese is the perfect addition no matter what. Some days we will add the cottage cheese by itself or with salt and pepper and other days we will add  some fresh cut dill and lemon juice! See how versatile cottage cheese can be? That’s why we love it!


Want to try out some great Cottage Cheese & Dill with Lemon Dressing for your favorite green salad? Check out my recipe below!

Cottage Cheese & Dill with Lemon Dressing!


1 Cup Daisy Cottage Cheese (original or low fat)

1/4 fresh cut dill (chopped)

1/4 fresh squeezed lemon juice



Stir together and serve over your favorite green salad!


Why choose Daisy? Did you know that Daisy Cottage Cheese has none of the additives and preservatives that can be found in other brands? Daisy Cottage Cheese is made with only 4 ingredients which allows me to know I am getting the best for my family! Plus with 13g of protein for every 1/2 cup…how can I go wrong?

Want more recipe ideas using Daisy Cottage Cheese? Check out their web site here for recipes and more information about Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese!



  1. Oh MY now I am so super hungry for a big healthy salad! I love Daisy Cottage Cheese and I don’t know why I didn’t think of this myself! What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing this and tempting my tummy, but good thing is, I don’t have to feel any guilt after trying out all of these yummy salads!

  2. Jenna Wood says:

    I always forget that cottage cheese has so much protein in it. I’ll have to check out the recipes on their website for more great ideas.

  3. I love cottage cheese on my salads. This dressing sounds terrific. I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  4. We LOVE cottage cheese on salads in our house! I usually sprinkle it with sea salt & white pepper and it’s delicious. Your recipe sounds tasty; I’m going to have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  5. My mom and husband are big cottage cheese fans, but I don’t think either of them have used it on top of a salad. It looks really yummy in your photos though. I will have to pick some up for our next salad night!

  6. ohhh, I’ve only ever used cottage cheese in lasagna but this looks like a great add on for any salad. It’s making me incredibly hungry right around dinner time now.

  7. I’ve never tried this. I’ve only had cottage cheese with garlic in it as a dip. What a clever idea.

  8. Your salads look beautiful and so fresh! I have not eaten cottage cheese in years but your ideas sound so good. I have been doing more to eat healthy so I will try one of your suggestions.

  9. I use Cottage cheese too after my mom suggested it. It’s tangy and creamy. Perfect replacement with Daisy Brand.

  10. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is such a good idea. I totally want to try this.

  11. This looks like a delicious salad! Now I really want to try it

  12. Alisha Kostiuk says:

    Those salads look delicious. I like to take Daisy cottage chees, strawberries and cover it with sunflower seeds. Yummy!

  13. Kimberly Bergeron says:

    I’ll give this a try. Thanks! It looks good!

  14. I am in my forties and I have yet to try cottage cheese. The yummiest of this salad makes me want to try it now.

  15. Ooh, that actually looks delicious! I would never thought of using cottage cheese instead of salad dressing!

  16. I am not a dill fan but that salad looks wonderful. I need to be better about making healthy lunches for myself.

  17. i would have never thought to use cottage cheese as a replacement on a salad instead of dressing —- what a great idea – yum!

  18. I like my cottage cheese plain, but I know lots of people that eat it mixed with fruit and other things.

  19. Very interesting! I never thought about replacing salad dressing with cottage cheese.
    I am going to try this.

  20. You’re really making me want cottage cheese now. We mix it often with peaches for a nice treat. I’ve had it on green salads before, but never with the imitation crab. I’ll give that a try!

  21. I like cheese quite a lot, but I have never used cottage cheese in my life I am going to have to remedy that.

  22. I’ve been using cottage cheese for my salad dressing for years. It’s the absolute best! Daisy is the tops!

  23. Great idea. I love eating it with fruit.

  24. I love any kind of cheese on my salads! (Okay, with the exception of blue cheese… 😉

  25. I love cottage cheese and usually have it with breakfast. I tend to put it on my eggs and almost everything else. 🙂

  26. I’ll have to try that salad tip. My hubs loves cottage cheese!

  27. Do you know, I don’t think I have ever tried Cottage Cheese? I love yogurt, so I’m guessing I’d like it!

  28. Love this article! I try to eat salads but get bored so definitely going to try cottage cheese now!

  29. It looks like a yummy salad. WIth the exception of seeing cottage cheese on the salad bar, I never really thought to add it to my salads.

  30. Eliz Frank says:

    I love cottage cheese with fruit or on a bed of salad. It is so, so satisfying.

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