If you’re a meal prep maven, you’re going to adore this simple Meal Prep Cottage Cheese Salad recipe that’s chock-full of wholesome goodness that you can eat all week. We combine creamy cottage cheese with eggs, hummus, veggies, and seasonings for a salad that is so surprisingly satisfying you’ll be rushing to the fridge for it!

Three containers with meal prep cottage cheese salad.

What is Meal Prep Cottage Cheese Salad?

For this simple salad, protein-packed cottage cheese, perfectly boiled eggs, and velvety hummus mingle with crisp, juicy tomatoes and crunchy cucumber. But wait, there’s more! We also sprinkle in some tangy, briny olives and a medley of flavorful seasonings to transport your taste buds straight to the shores of the Mediterranean.

Now, here’s the best part: this salad isn’t just tasty, it’s also a meal prep marvel! When you whip it up ahead of time and store it properly, it stays fresh and delicious for up to a week. Whether you’re rushing out the door for work and need a quick lunch, hitting the gym and want to have a post-sweat refuel ready, or simply craving a satisfying dinner, this salad has got your back.

Cottage cheese meal prep jars with eggs, hummus, pita, cottage cheese, and veggies.

Ingredients You Need

  • Cottage cheese – This is the creamy backbone of our salad, giving it a satisfying texture and packing in some protein to keep you full and fueled.
  • Roma tomato – These little guys are all about freshness and color! They bring a pop of juicy flavor to the mix, making every bite a burst of yum.
  • Persian cucumbers – Think of them as the crispy, refreshing sidekick to our creamy cottage cheese. They add a nice crunch and some extra hydration, plus they’re loaded with vitamins to keep you feeling your best.
  • Kalamata olives – These salty, briny bites are the secret weapon of flavor in our salad. They add a depth that’s hard to beat and give it that delicious Mediterranean twist.
  • Greek seasoning or Trader Joe’s Green Goddess seasoning – It’s like a magic sprinkle that takes our salad to the next level! Packed with herbs and spices, it’s all about boosting those Mediterranean vibes and making every bite sing.
  • Hard boiled eggs – These protein-packed powerhouses are here to make sure you stay satisfied. They add a little extra oomph to the salad and keep your energy levels up throughout the day.
  • Hummus – Creamy, dreamy hummus is like the cherry on top of our salad. It adds a richness that pairs perfectly with the cottage cheese, plus it’s another protein punch to keep you going strong.

How to Make Meal Prep Cottage Cheese Salad

  1. Combine. Add the cottage cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives to a meal prep container, 
  2. Store the other ingredients. Place the hard-boiled eggs and hummus in a separate small container. 
  3. Spice it up. Add the seasoning over top of the cottage cheese. 

Variations

  • More Mediterranean Flavor – Instead of (or in addition to) the usual tomato, toss in some sun-dried tomatoes for an intense burst of flavor. Then, add in artichoke hearts, bell peppers, and a sprinkle of feta cheese for that Mediterranean vibe. 
  • Southwestern – Bring a fiesta to the table with some diced avocado for that creamy goodness. Then, mix in some black beans, corn kernels, and diced red onion for that southwestern flair. Finish it off with a dollop of salsa and a squeeze of lime – trust us, it’s a party in your mouth!
  • Tropical Paradise – Dice up some sweet pineapple and mango to add juicy sweetness. Or, sprinkle in some shredded coconut and toasted macadamia nuts for crunch, and tie it all together by dressing it with a citrusy vinaigrette – it’s like sunshine in a bowl.
  • Caprese Inspired – Instead of olives, layer in some fresh basil leaves and mozzarella pearls. 
  • Asian Fusion – Swap out the usual seasoning for soy sauce and sesame oil and throw in some shredded carrots, edamame beans, and sliced green onions for that umami-packed goodness. Top it all off with sesame seeds and seaweed flakes for extra flair!
  • Spicy Tex-Mex – Add some sliced jalapeños or pickled banana peppers for a fiery kick and mix in some diced cooked chicken or ground beef seasoned with taco spices. And don’t forget the crushed tortilla chips for that satisfying crunch!

Can I Store Leftovers? 

When stored properly you can keep this salad fresh for 5-7 days! 

Refrigerate the ingredients in mason jars or airtight containers and keep them in the fridge for up to a week. Never store the dressing mixed with the salad — it will quickly become soggy! 

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Cottage cheese salad meal prep jars.

Meal Prep Cottage Cheese Salad

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Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 1 serving
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Make this easy meal prep cottage cheese salad box for a nutritious, high-protein option full of refreshing flavors you'll crave!

Ingredients  

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 roma tomato chopped
  • 1/3 cup persian cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning or Trader Joe's green goddess seasoning
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons hummus

Instructions 

  • In a meal prep container, add cottage cheese, chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, olives. On the other side add cooled hard boiled eggs, and hummus in a separate small container. Sprinkle the seasoning over the cottage cheese.
  • To serve: We love to mash the eggs into the cottage cheese and veggies, and mix in the hummus!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 391mg | Sodium: 1092mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1445IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 256mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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