Sunny Anderson's Cottage Cheese and Fruit Bowl Beauty, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 33.
Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Sunny's Cottage Cheese Fruit Bowl

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min (plus chilling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
I love a quick snack that makes me feel like I did something. I tend to keep cottage cheese around because it's great with something savory or sweet. Here, I grill some fruit and make a quick syrup to go with it and other times I simply crack some black pepper over the top and add scallions. This is perfect for a toppings bar with family or guests.






  1. Make the syrup. In a small pot, add the orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, agave nectar and a pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat until the liquid reduces and thickens, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Pour into a container and chill.
  2. Grill the fruit. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush the grill grates or grill pan with a little bit of canola oil. Place the watermelon chunks and orange slices on the grill and grill until lightly charred and grill-marked, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove and let cool to room temp.
  3. Assemble the bowl. Add about 3/4 cup of cottage cheese to each serving bowl. Top with grilled watermelon and grilled orange. Top with the almonds, pecans and walnuts if using. Drizzle with the chilled syrup and sprinkle a grind of pepper on top. Serve.