Ethiopian Spiced Cottage Cheese


A unique blend of wilted greens and spiced cottage cheese makes for a complex and appealing appetizer.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package cottage cheese

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 green chile pepper, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 pounds spinach leaves, cut into 2-inch pieces


  1. Mix cottage cheese, 1 clove of garlic, cardamom, and cloves thoroughly in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion, ginger, green chile pepper, and 2 cloves of garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook until just wilted. Drain any excess liquid, and serve the spinach mixture over the seasoned cottage cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

232 Calories
12g Fat
14g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 232
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 676mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 93mg 464%
Calcium 304mg 23%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 1434mg 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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