I’m 68 now and still eat it!! 2 Drain pear halves. Cottage cheese loaded with veggies and seasoned to taste. Having a holiday party?! I have to make these for our next gathering! (55 yrs ago) also had it with pineapple instead if pears. I have heard from many southerners that they grew up with it served in their school cafeteria, and many stories about people’s grannies bringing it to events, or serving it every Sunday. All were served on a lettuce leave. Your email address will not be published. My aunt would make this many years ago. Always served on a lettuce leaf with mayo and shredded cheddar, but no cherry on top. 1 tablespoon pepitas. She would sprinkle a little paprika on the Miracle Whip. When Jello is thickened, add the pears. 16 SCOOP) COTTAGE CHEESE IN EACH PEAR HOLLOW. Try it and let me know how you like it!!! Stir the oranges, Jello powder, and cottage cheese together. This wonderful salad takes just minutes to make and is so versatile, simple to adapt to your taste. Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #507 by Carolyn on Mar 9, 1997. I haven’t tried that, but a lot of people have said that they change out the pear for pineapple in this pear salad recipe, so I would say it’s worth a try, especially if you know you already like it! I’m 62 years old. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. If you want to get really fancy, you serve it on a piece of iceberg lettuce 😉. My mom used the canned pears. Cottage cheese; Lettuce; 1. She would put her pears on a lettuce leaf on individual small plates. I’m so happy you Make sure you don’t miss a thing! Hi! Get one of our Pear cottage cheese salad recipe and prepare delicious and healthy treat for your family or friends. It is the extra sweetening Ingredients that make mw more exspensive. All Rights Reserved.Privacy Policy. Top each pear half with a maraschino cherry. Serving Size: Makes 8 1-cup servings Number of Servings: 8 Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user THEJEFFCOATS. Ok, this is one I’ve never heard of! Place 1 tablespoon mayonnaise in each pear half, then sprinkle each with cheese. Cover and whirl until smooth. Cut two pear halves lengthways into slices, set aside. Perfect for a hot summer day and a great way to use all those garden vegetables. Place the chicory leaves and pear slices around the edge of the plate and drizzle over the remaining salad dressing. Delish!! Georgia girl all my life! ¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese. & food goodness, DIY projects, crafts & a little bit of everything. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve. Do you ever try it any other ways? 🙂, my mom used Miracle whip – she did not care for real Mayo (and my guess is MW was less expensive) Gently mix the cottage cheese and mayonnaise together in a bowl until well combined. 4. Chill until firm. I need to give these a try! Directions. Local Offers. Some people also like to serve it over a bed of ice burg lettuce- YUM! Always served on a bed of lettuce. Looks so delicious! Refrigerate in air tight container. Lettuce, Pears, Maraschino Cherries, & Cottage Cheese Salad. It’s kind of crazy in my honest opinion, but it’s one of those things you just can’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. It has no place in the modern era. So, have you tried pear salad? The only salad I knew as a child. Thanks for the memories! I’m Allyson - Welcome to my blog where you will find lots of recipes We don’t have those brands of mayo in the Midwest. Can be made night before and stored covered in the refrigerator. Read my disclosure policy. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours prior to serving. I like to cut mine up, but I know a lot of people who just pick it up! Fold the Cool Whip in with the other ingredients until combined. Georgia girl all my life! Learn how to cook great Pear cottage cheese salad . Place a spoonful of pimento cheese in the center of the ring and (optional) add a cherry on top. 1 medium pear, sliced. I am not a fan of miracle whip, but paprika sounds good! Delish. 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