I have no idea who named this dish, or why they chose this particular moniker. I do know, however, that Farmer’s Chop Suey is delicious, easy to prepare, and nutritious. It is super on a hot summer day when you want a very refreshing lunch.

  • 2 cups Cottage Cheese
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • 1 tablespoon dry Dill (or 2 tablespoons fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 2 Scallion, chopped
  • 2 ribs Celery, chopped (I also use the leaves)
  • 5 Radish, chopped
  • 1 large Cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
  • Kosher Salt and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
  1. Get a large bowl out. Add the Cottage Cheese, Yogurt, Dill and Garlic and give it a good stir to evenly distribute the spices. I like to add the salt and pepper here.
  2. Once all of your veggies have been chopped to bite size, add them to the dressing and give it all a mix. Taste for seasonings and adjust.
  3. Cover the bowl, put it in the fridge for at least an hour or up to 3 days, and enjoy!

*If you like the salad to be drier, you can mix the cucumber with salt in a colander and let it sit for 20 minutes to drain before adding to the recipe.