Giving Savory a Shot: 8 Savory Toppings Ideas for Yogurt, Cottage Cheese

Move over strawberry and peach, there are some new flavors in town.

You may have noticed that some yogurt and cottage cheese brands have released new varieties in the last year or so – not only twists like blueberry lavender – but also savory flavors. The next time you’re in the dairy aisle, take some time to check out some of these new tastes that can range from butternut squash to beet.

Can’t find these at your local grocer? Here are a few ways you can enjoy a savory take in the yogurt or cottage cheese you have at home: 

Beet Yogurt with Herbs: Make a vibrant purple yogurt by mixing roasted beets into your yogurt and topping it with a sprinkling of mint and tarragon. 

Savory Yogurt Bowl with Chickpeas, Cucumbers and Beets: Make this as a side or even a snack – prep the toppings ahead of time so you can pull it together in just minutes.  

Roasted Tomato Basil Cottage Cheese Bowl: Use some roasted tomatoes from last night’s dinner to top your breakfast or snack with basil and a balsamic glaze. 

Mango and Cucumber Raita with Lentils: Yes, there’s mango in this yogurt, but the savory flavor pops thanks to the cumin, cilantro, lemon juice and pine nuts. 

Tex Mex Savory Yogurt Parfait: This recipe reinvents the parfait, featuring chili beans, cottage cheese, canned tomatoes and olives. 

California Cottage Cheese Board: Avocado and grape tomatoes help brighten up your cottage cheese in this recipe that will take five minutes or less!

Minty Yogurt Parfaits: Grated cucumber, fresh mint, raisins and chickpeas combine to make one of this author’s most searched for recipes. 

Summertime Cottage Cheese Salad: Get inspired by some of your favorite brands and make your own garden vegetable cottage cheese with fresh chopped carrot, green pepper, green onions and tomatoes mixed in.

Looking for more combinations? Check out the Food Network’s 5 Savory Spins on Yogurt Bowls and Serious Eat’s 10 Ways to Dress Up Cottage Cheese.