Recipe: Cottage Cheese with Walnuts and Green Olives

Recipe: Cottage Cheese with Walnuts and Green Olives

When I was in high school, I used to visit the Violin Specialty Shop on Lemon Avenue in Dallas. Mr. Ernest Lindsay, and his wife, Thelma, were the proprietors. Mr. Lindsay was a paraplegic who made the most amazing violins I ever played. My friends and I used to go to their shop and play violin for them. On a routine basis, I would take Mrs. Lindsay to lunch at the local Wyatt’s Cafeteria, where she would order a slice of tomato with mayonnaise and her favorite cottage cheese salad. It soon became one of my favorites.


  • 1 cup Cottage Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Walnut Pieces, toasted
  • 1/4 cup sliced or chopped green olives (with red pimentos)


  • 1/4 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 cup red pepper strips (optional)

Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. You can enjoy it on its own, or you can eat it on a rice cake, crackers, or over salad greens to make a nice dinner salad. If you want a salad dressing, I have found that a Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing works well with this recipe.

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