Ethiopian Spiced Cottage Cheese

Ethiopian Spiced Cottage Cheese

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"A unique blend of wilted greens and spiced cottage cheese makes for a complex and appealing appetizer."


30 m servings 232 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 232 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 21.1 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 676 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix cottage cheese, 1 clove of garlic, cardamom, and cloves thoroughly in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion, ginger, green chile pepper, and 2 cloves of garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook until just wilted. Drain any excess liquid, and serve the spinach mixture over the seasoned cottage cheese.
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  1. 9 Ratings


What a unique way to use cottage cheese. I chose this recipe as part of my Ethiopian dinner because my husband has throat cancer and cottage cheese is one of the things he can eat with no proble...

The flavor using fresh ginger is far superior to the dried. If you don't use much ginger, cut it in chunks & keep it in the freezer in bags until needed. I have sensitive fingers so I either ...

An interesting use of cottage cheese! The spices used are very unique, albeit expensive. Changes to the recipe include 1/2 tsp. of powdered ginger instead of 1 Tbs of minced fresh ginger and l...

Interesting, but not for everyone. I love Ethiopian cuisine and my wife is an eater of average American tastes. I found this recipe interesting, but unbalanced in its flavors. While edible ...

Great flavor...just too much cottage cheese, i had a lot of it left over after the spinach was gone. Also i changed the green chile pepper for a jalapeƱo. Its a good recipe :) You can also try t...

this came out pretty good.. i scaled the recipe down to one serving and didn't find the 1/32 tsp of ground cloves to be overwhelming (yes i literally measured that out).. i kept everything the s...

just ate it plain with no spinach it was great

My husband gave it a 2 and asked me to never make again. "Uninspiring" was the word he used. I liked the flavor just fine, but it took forever to wash & dry 2 lbs of spinach. If I ever make this...