Cottage Cheese Pesto- anti-cancer recipes

Cottage Cheese Pesto

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 12 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients
It’s time to put cottage cheese back on your shopping list. This tangy, creamy cottage cheese pesto is quick, nutritious, and totally delicious. It’s perfect on pasta, great on sandwiches instead of mayo, and...


  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup tightly packed basil leaves
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Nutrition Facts


72 cals


6 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

4 g


1 g


1 g


0 g


3 g


111 mg


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Taste for seasoning. Serve with whole wheat fusili, grilled chicken or salmon.

Chef Tips

If you are on an antimicrobial diet, try making this with ½ cup of pasteurized commercial pesto instead of using raw basil, oil and garlic. Add the Parmesan to taste as this will be a saltier proposition.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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