Heather Ogston composed this bountiful fresh chopped salad after receiving a box of beautiful summer produce from a community farm. Chop the vegetables into pieces that are roughly the same size — between 1/4- and 1/2-inch pieces.
2/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon celery salt
About 1/4 teaspoon salt
About 1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups uncooked fresh white corn kernels
1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes, rinsed, cored, seeded, and chopped
1 can (15 oz.) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 romaine lettuce heart (about 8 oz.), rinsed and chopped
1/2 English cucumber (about 8 oz.), ends trimmed, chopped
6 to 8 basil leaves, chopped
4 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
3 hard-cooked eggs, shelled and chopped
How to Make It
In a small bowl, mix yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, celery salt, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
In a large bowl, mix corn kernels, tomatoes, kidney beans, lettuce, cucumber, basil, cheese, and eggs. Add dressing and mix gently to coat, or serve dressing separately, to spoon over individual servings. Add more salt and pepper to taste.