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Cottage Cheese and Fruit Bowl Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

This cottage cheese and fruit bowl recipe is a bright, fresh, and high protein breakfast. With cantaloupe, berries, grapes, and a drizzle of honey!

Rise & shine with these delicious fruit bowls that have the perfect combination of salty & sweet. This makes a fantastic breakfast, light lunch, or dessert. 

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If you’re looking for a fun way to enjoy cottage cheese for breakfast, this delicious fruit bowl is a great way to start your morning off right. Cottage cheese is having a moment, and with good reason. It’s high in protein, has nutrients like B12 and selenium, and can help by leaving you fuller for longer. Plus, it’s delicious!

I love making my favorite cottage cheese & honey spread, but wanted to jazz it up with some fresh fruit for a complete breakfast. You can serve this in a normal bowl, but c’mon, cantaloupe bowls are edible and fun to eat. Plus one less dish to clean!

This Cottage Cheese and Fruit Bowl Recipe Is

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Sweet
  • Salty
  • Flavorful
  • Easy to Make
  • Requires No Cooking
  • Vegetarian & Gluten Free
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What Is Cottage Cheese?

Cottage cheese is made from milk that has been curdled (often by vinegar or lemon juice) and has cream or salt added to the curds. It’s simple to make at home with a few basic kitchen gadgets (pot, cheese cloth, thermometer).

I’ve made my own cottage cheese, but usually prefer buying store-bought which has a great flavor. You can use either for this recipe, which takes just a few minutes to cut up the fruit and serve.

A No-Cook Breakfast Recipe That’s Perfect for Summer

This no-cook cottage cheese fruit bowl recipe is a quick and simple breakfast.  I love a good no-cook recipe for those days when I’m not feeling like standing around the stove, or for summer mornings when it’s too hot to cook. I have a whole collection of recipes that require zero cooking at all, check them out here!  

This cottage cheese fruit bowl comes together in about 5-10 minutes, depending on how much fruit chopping you do.  And you can eat most of the bowl, so very little to clean up afterwards… an added bonus!

What’s In This Cottage Cheese and Fruit Bowl Recipe?

I get fresh produce from my garden and from Misfits Market– they sell fantastic fruit, vegetables, & pantry staples at a discounted price. We get Misfit boxes every other week and love picking out favorite produce for delivery. Get $10 off your first box here!

  • Cottage Cheese – you can use whatever type you normally buy to eat: fat free, low fat, or 4% milkfat. My usually go with whole milk cottage cheese, my favorite is a local Vermont brand they sell in most of our grocery stores here in New England.
  • Cantaloupe – I like the sweetness of a fresh, ripe cantaloupe with the salty, creamy cottage cheese. It’s also fun to serve it right out of the melon, once you scoop the seeds out.
  • Fruit – I used blueberries and grapes, which I had on hand. You can use other fresh or frozen fruit like pineapple, peaches, or strawberries too!
  • Honey: Optional, but I love adding a drizzle of honey on top of this dish.  We’re beekeepers, so we  use our own honey! I’d recommend trying a local farmers market to find the best honey in your area. Or else, this honey here is the next best thing.
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How Do I Make These Fruit and Cottage Cheese Bowls?

  1. Cut a ripe cantaloupe in half, and using a spoon scoop out the seeds.
  2. In each cantaloupe half, fill the center with 3/4 cup of cottage cheese (you may need more or less depending on the size of your cantaloupe). 
  3. Top each half with 1/2 cup of the fresh fruit, and a drizzle of honey.
  4. To eat, I like spooning a bite of fresh cantaloupe with come cottage cheese at the same time! Eat until the orange cantaloupe flesh is finished, and discard the rind.

Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is naturally vegetarian. I haven’t found a vegan or dairy free cottage cheese version yet, but there is a lactose free cottage cheese you can enjoy if you cannot eat lactose.
  • To make gluten free, ensure the cottage cheese and honey you are using are certified gluten free.

A Great Vegetarian and Gluten Free Breakfast Idea

This vegetarian and gluten free cottage cheese bowl is a simple way to get extra fruits in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegetarian cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. 

By building meals around vegetarian staples (like cottage cheese) and adding in a few plant-based ingredients you can make tastier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite plant-based pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis.

Browse all our vegetarian recipes here. These easy recipes are fantastic meatless meals for your table!

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Cottage Cheese and Fruit Bowl

Kelly Jensen
This cottage cheese and fruit bowl recipe is a bright, fresh, and high protein breakfast. With cantaloupe, berries, grapes, and a drizzle of honey!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 halves
Calories 317 kcal

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium cantaloupe
  • 1.5 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 cup sliced fruit I used blueberries, melon, and grapes
  • 2 teaspoons honey optional

Instructions
 

  • Cut a ripe cantaloupe in half, and using a spoon scoop out the seeds.
  • In each cantaloupe half, fill the center with 3/4 cup of cottage cheese (you may need more or less depending on the size of your cantaloupe).
  • Top each half with 1/2 cup of the fresh fruit, and a drizzle of honey.
  • To eat, I like spooning a bite of fresh cantaloupe with come cottage cheese at the same time! Eat until the orange cantaloupe flesh is finished, and discard the rind.

Notes

Save Money on Fresh Groceries & Pantry Staples!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell organic produce at a discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from farmers to reduce food waste. We get Misfit boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce.  Save up to 40% off grocery store prices.
If you think produce delivery is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a try!

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 20gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 580mgPotassium: 701mgFiber: 3gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 9600IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 162mgIron: 1mg
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