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Cottage Cheese-Walnut Caprese Toast

The classic Caprese salad was the inspiration for this perfect mid-day snack or go-to weekday meal when you’re short on time. Crunchy, toasted bread is topped with cottage cheese, tomatoes, toasted walnuts, fresh basil and finished with a drizzle of balsamic syrup.


1/2 cup chopped walnuts

4 slices whole-grain bread, toasted

1 1/3 cups low fat 2% cottage cheese

1 cup multi-colored cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh basil

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 tablespoon balsamic syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and arrange walnuts evenly on a small baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, checking frequently, until toasted.
  2. Spread cottage cheese evenly over each slice of toasted bread. Layer with tomatoes, toasted walnuts, fresh basil, black pepper and a drizzle of balsamic syrup.

Nutritional Information

Based on 4 servings.

Per serving:

Calories 240
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 330mg
Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 14g
Calcium 150mg
Iron 1mg
Potassium 305mg