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Farmer’s Salad

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:


  • 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

Farmer's Salad

How to Make a Farmer’s Salad

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, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mix until evenly coated. Taste and re-season if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Farmer's Salad

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

    1. My family has been eating this for generations! We had it in the summer when my dad was working and not at home for dinner. mom always swerved this with corn on the cob! We didn’t like raw green peppers, so mom left them out, but she ultimately added whatever fresh veg she had in the fridge. Always added raw, thinly sliced radishes. My moms favorite and mine, too.

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

    Healthy, colorful, and crunchy!

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!!

  6. 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!

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

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. The original for this is an old Jewish dish, orobably from Europe. Farmer’s Salad is cottage cheese and sour cream base wigh chopped cukes, green pepper, radish, celery and onion. I don’t add sslt but use plenty of black pepper. Yum!

  12. I love this salad. Been making it for years. I was taught it is equal parts of sour cream and cottage cheese. I sometimes sub plain yogurt for the sour cream.

    Traditional veggies are cuke, green pepper, scallion or other onion, and radish. Sometimes tomatoes.

    Salt and pepper.