Cottage cheese is making a comeback! This high-protein powerhouse is low in calories and makes a filling snack any time of day. Here, it is anything but basic, paired with creamy chickpeas and the exotic flavors of chaat masala and smoky chili powder. If you can’t find chaat masala, use curry powder.
Cottage Cheese and Chickpeas with Chili Powder
Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 2 servings
1½ cups reduced-fat (2%) cottage cheese
1 pinch red chili powder
1 pinch chaat masala powder*
½ cup rinsed, drained chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 to 3 fresh chives, finely chopped
1. Place cottage cheese into two medium serving bowls.
2. Sprinkle evenly with chili powder and chat masala powder; mix well.
3. Top evenly with chickpeas and chives. Mix and enjoy!
Tip: Chat masala powder is an Indian spice blend with dry mango powder, cumin powder, and several other ingredients—available at any Indian grocery store.
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Photo by Kirsten Morningstar