Jump on the cottage cheese toast trend and try this easy and nutritious recipe for cottage cheese toast with cherries. Ready in under 5 minutes!
Have you seen all the different cottage cheese recipes and cottage cheese toast trending on social media lately? Cottage cheese has made a comeback, and people are using cottage cheese on toast to make a healthy and delicious quick and easy meal or snack.
You can find all kinds of cottage cheese toast videos and reels on Instagram and TikTok. Cottage cheese is a versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into a lot of different recipes from lasagna to dips to ice cream because it has a very mild taste.
Cottage cheese is one of those foods that most either love or hate, many people are put off by the texture of the cheese curds. If you are one of those people, you can try purchasing whipped cottage cheese, or running the cheese through the blender until it is smooth so you can jump on this delicious trend as well.
Cottage cheese is low in sugar, but high in protein which means that it can keep you feeling full longer. Cottage cheese toast is super versatile and you can make savory cottage cheese toast or sweet cottage cheese toast by using honey or fruit on top of it.
One sweet cottage cheese toast recipe that you gotta try is our latest creation is with cherries, honey, and fresh herbs on Wasa crackers. Cherries are a superfood with lots of health benefits, so it’s a great idea to incorporate them into your diet as much as possible.
Health Benefits of Cherries
Cherries are high in antioxidants including vitamins A, C, and E. They also have anti-inflammatory properties that work similarly to NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen.
Cherries help you to get a good night’s sleep. Cherries have melatonin, serotonin, and the amino acid tryptophan, all of which are important to promote healthy sleep.
Cherries help to reduce blood sugar, which can beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes, they also lower blood pressure and cholesterol and protect your heart. A healthy dose of cherries each day can also help to ease and prevent arthritis pain by reducing uric acid levels in the body.
There are two main types of cherries; sweet cherries and sour cherries. Sweet cherry season is from May until the end of July, and sour cherry season is from June until August.
How to make cottage cheese toast with cherries
To make your cottage cheese toast with cherries you will need some washed, pitted, and sliced cherries. You can use sweet or sour cherries for this cottage cheese toast recipe.
Take your toast, I used Wasa crackers in place of actual toast and spread cottage cheese on top of it. Put your sliced cherries on top of the cottage cheese, drizzle with honey, and top with a sprig of fresh herbs. Basil, rosemary, or mint would be great choices for this healthy, delicious, protein-packed snack.
Cottage Cheese Toast Variations
You can have cottage cheese toast for breakfast, lunch, or as a healthy afternoon or after-school snack. You can top your cottage cheese toast with sliced strawberries, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, or avocado. Honey and fresh herbs would pair nicely with these variations as well.
You can also make savory cottage cheese toast. Top your cottage cheese toast with prosciutto, smoked salmon, turkey, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, or hard-boiled eggs. The possibilities are practically endless when it comes to what you can use to top your cottage cheese toast!
So are you ready to give the cottage cheese toast trend a try? Start with this cherries and cottage cheese toast recipe and then start experimenting with other toppings.
Cottage Cheese Toast with Fresh Sweet Cherries
- 5 fresh cherries pitted and sliced in half. We used sweet cherries in this recipe.
- 2 wasa crackers
- 2 tbsp cottage cheese
- 1 tsp honey for drizzling
- fresh herbs basil, rosemary and mint are all excellent options
- Spread one tablespoon of cottage cheese onto the wasa cracker.
- Top with fresh cherry halves, drizzle with honey and garnish with fresh herbs.