About this recipe:This salad tastes as great as it looks. With its colourful mix of fruit, it is packed with vitamins and fibre and transforms plain cottage cheese into an exciting salad. Serve with sesame-flavoured rice cakes for a low-fat accompaniment.
1 orange, finely grated zest and 4 tbsp juice
500g cottage cheese
2 red dessert apples
16 ready-to-eat dried apricots, finely chopped
2 celery sticks, finely chopped
150g mixed salad leaves
2 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
2 nectarines, stoned and sliced
4 tsp sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
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Method Prep:20min › Ready in:20min
Mix the orange zest into the cottage cheese. Core and dice the apples and mix with the blueberries, apricots and celery in a large bowl.
Divide the salad leaves onto 4 serving plates. Top each mound of leaves with equal portions of kiwi fruit and nectarines and sprinkle each one with 1 tbsp orange juice.
Share out the cottage cheese and fruit mixture onto the plates and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
*The variations on this are only limited by your imagination – cherries, grapes, mangoes, orange segments, peaches, raspberries, strawberries and dried fruits such as figs, raisins and sultanas, are all suitable. *If some of the fresh fruits are not in season, use fruits canned in juice, such as pineapple chunks, peach slices or apricots to make up a good variety.