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Sara Moulton's Chopped Salad

Full of Color and Crunch

Chef also prepares lettuce wraps, chopped salad and blackberry-peach cobbler.
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This salad is great for picnics. It has all the components of a family favorite: beautiful color, satisfying crunch (courtesy of fresh zucchini, corn, and fennel), and a delicious dressing.


  • 10 ounces frozen black-eyed peas (not thawed)
  • 1 pound zucchini, trimmed
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, stalks discarded
  • ½ cup finely chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon coarse-grain mustard
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2¾ cups fresh corn (from about 4 ears)
  • 1 pound frozen shelled edamame (not thawed)
  • Cooking Directions

    Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a 5- to 6-quart pot, then cook black-eyed peas, partially covered, until tender, about 20 minutes.

    While peas are cooking, cut zucchini and fennel into ¼-inch dice. Whisk together scallions, dill, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, black pepper, cayenne, and 1½ teaspoons salt in a large bowl. Add oil in a slow stream, whisking until emulsified. Add zucchini and fennel to dressing.

    When peas are tender, transfer with a slotted spoon to a sieve set over a large bowl, reserving cooking water in pot, and cool peas slightly, then add to salad.

    Return water to a boil and add remaining 1½ tablespoons salt, then cook corn and edamame, uncovered, until tender, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer to sieve to cool slightly, then add to salad and stir to combine. Cool salad completely and serve chilled or at room temperature.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    "Korean-Style Grilled Flank Steak," "Chopped Salad" and "Blackberry Peach Cobbler" from GOURMET WEEKDAY:All-Time Favorite Recipes by Condé Nast Publications. Copyright © 2012 by Condé Nast Publications. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: olive oil, corn, edamame

    Course: Salad

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