These little crustless tarts make a great side dish to lunch or dinner. Very cheesy, very chic 🙂
124 calories per serving (serving=2 tarts)
16 oz. frozen spinach
3 egg whites
12 oz. 2 % cottage cheese
1 c shredded part skim mozzarella
1/2 c grated parmesan cheese
1/4 t black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put spinach in a colander and rinse with hot water until thawed. Using your hand or the back of a spoon, press it down firmly to drain all the water out of it. Mix egg whites, cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese and then add spinach and mix well. Spoon mixture into 16 muffin / cupcake cups sprayed with Pam. Bake 35 minutes.
Because of the egg white contribution to this recipe, it almost tasted more like a thinner meringue than it did a mousse. But whatever the name, it was creamy, grapefruity and sweet yet tart.
181 calories per serving
½ c 2% cottage cheese
¼ c low fat vanilla yogurt
3 T grapefruit juice
2 T honey
1/8 t kosher salt
2/3 c sifted powdered sugar
¼ c egg whites
1 c plus 2 T chopped fresh or jarred grapefruit pieces (drained well)
1 t mint leaves for garnish
Process cottage cheese, yogurt, juice, 1 T honey and salt in a blender until smooth. Beat powdered sugar and egg whites to stiff peaks (about 7 minutes). Fold cheese mix with egg whites and 1 c grapefruit – do not over mix or the fluffiness will deflate. Mix remaining 2 T grapefruit with 1 T honey for a garnish. Divide mouse into cups and garnish with grapefruit mix and mint.