Farmer’s Salad

This recipe was given to me by my friend Sharon. It’s light, simple to make, and tastes wonderful – it’s perfect for the summer!! I love the combination of soft cottage cheese, crunchy vegetables, and dill. I also really like that there is no dressing on this salad…it just doesn’t need it. This dish is very versatile – you can use whatever veggies you have on hand. My kids thought it was good and they aren’t cottage cheese fans. My husband and I both really loved it. I had the leftovers for lunch the following day and it tasted fantastic. Thanks for the terrific recipe Sharon!

Farmer’s Salad:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Sharon Friedman
  • 1 lb container of large curd cottage cheese
  • 1 cup of yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup of orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup of sugar snap peas, diced
  • 1 cup of cucumber, peeled & diced
  • 4-5 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Dice all of the vegetables. Combine the cottage cheese with the yellow bell pepper, orange bell pepper, grape tomatoes, sugar snap peas, and cucumber in a large bowl. Add the chopped dill and season with a dash of garlic powder, and sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mix until evenly coated. Taste and re-season if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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24 Responses to “Farmer’s Salad”

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    Becki's Whole Life — August 31, 2011 @ 2:46 am

    This sounds great – I love all of the veggies (and dill!!) mixed in with the cottage cheese. Great and different – love it:-).

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    Bo — August 31, 2011 @ 2:56 am

    Sounds very healthy…and high protein.

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    Stacy — August 31, 2011 @ 3:32 am

    I'm liking this! Would make a great lunch for me to take to work. Thanks for sharing.

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    Kris — August 31, 2011 @ 4:05 am

    That looks like a very refreshing summer salad!

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    Hari Chandana — August 31, 2011 @ 4:42 am

    looks colorful and delicious !!
    Indian Cuisine

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    Mandy — August 31, 2011 @ 5:00 am

    I enjoy all of these things separately, is never dawned on me to combine them all. Loving this recipe, Pam.

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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — August 31, 2011 @ 6:09 am

    So simple and so yummy by the look of it. Diane

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    Susan Lindquist — August 31, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    I love it when a simple toss-up works so beautifully! This IS a great recipe!

    Healthy, colorful, and crunchy!

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    Donna-FFW — August 31, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    What a great use for cottage cheese. I bet this was delicious! Love the idea.

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    Jenn — August 31, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    I'm not usually a fan of cottage cheese, but I would eat that… Oh yea, I would so eat that :)

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — August 31, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

    The cottage cheese and dill sound wonderful! Great, "different" salad!

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    Abby — August 31, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    Pretty much agree with everyone else! What a light, healthy salad. And great use for plain old cottage cheese.

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    Joanne — August 31, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

    Mmm cottage cheese…it's been too long!

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    Amish Stories — August 31, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    Not bad, it has no meat in that, but it looks refreshing anyway. Richard

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    Marjie — August 31, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    I often use cottage cheese in lieu of salad dressing. More nutrition and all that. Your salad is very pretty; I'm sure it was excellent with dinner and for lunch!

    Thanks for offering your condolences on Thor. It helps to know he was special to you, too.

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    Bethie — August 31, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    Now on my to do list! This looks perfect minus the dill, LOL, for my work lunch. I am at a loss for ideas of what to pack now that I am a working mom, again. YUM!!

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    PeggyR — August 31, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    That sounds so good!

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    Barefeet In The Kitchen — August 31, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    This is really interesting, Pam. I like everything separately, so I think I'm going to try this. The protein in the cottage cheese would be a great plus!

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    ~~louise~~ — August 31, 2011 @ 8:49 pm

    Thanks Pam, thanks Sharon:) This recipe sounds GREAT!!! I love "no dressing needed" salads and this one sure is a keeper!!!

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    The Blonde Duck — August 31, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

    Perfect for Labor Day!

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    Carmen @LifeLines Positive Thoughts — September 1, 2011 @ 12:38 am

    This looks and sounds delicious…and its so colorful. It works well with the special nutritional dishes I am looking for right now.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — September 1, 2011 @ 1:19 am

    Sounds great. I love the idea of the cottage cheese along with the vegetables.

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    Loco Foodie — September 1, 2011 @ 2:57 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks very delicious. It makes me hungry. I will try this recipe too one of these days if you don't mind. :) Thanks!

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    Shelley — May 28, 2013 @ 8:58 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful memories. My mom used to make this but she called it Farmer’s Chop Suey. I’ve never known anyone to make it besides her. It is such a refreshing salad that works with any vegetables you have on hand.

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