7.06.2009

summer veggie salad and another sweet award

I hope everyone enjoyed a spectacular 4th of July! We had a great time visiting with old friends, making some new friends, and catching up with family. -Oh yes, and getting a few mosquito bites along the way!

In addition to the strawberries I picked at the farm the other day I also found a few ears of corn and a Walla Walla Sweet onion that really wanted to come home with me. Between the zucchini, basil, and green beans in my garden and the wonderful veggies from the farm I had all of the makings for a wonderful fresh summer vegetable salad. I decided this would be a nice contribution to the barbecue.



Ingredients:
  • 3 ears of corn (Remove kernels from cob.)
  • 1 15 ounce can of organic corn (The cooked and raw corn are great together.)
  • 1/2-1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2-3 small zucchini, sliced
  • 1 Walla Walla Sweet onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch green onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cider vinegar
  • kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste



Drop all of your veggies into a big bowl. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over the salad. Toss and chill. Then grab your self a big bowl of this salad, sit back, and just chill!

I just love the simple, fresh flavors in this salad. Perfect for summer!


~veggies are good~




I also wanted to take a moment to thank Rebecca at Chow and Chatter for this sweet award. Rebecca's blog is full of great recipes and nutrition information. Thanks Rebecca!



29 comments:

The imPerfect Houswife said...

You know, I stop by your blog ALL the time and I don't know that I've ever left a comment. Your pictures alone make me hungry! That veggie salad looks perfect for summer and one of those things that probably tastes even better after it sits awhile. YUMMM. I need to check out the blog you mentioned (Chow and Chatter) and see what's cookin'. ha ha I know, that was lame. Take care ~

Cathy said...

MMMM that salad looks fabulous - it would go perfect alongside some grilled pork loin.

♥peachkins♥ said...

The veggie salad is so full of colors! I love green beans,this one I'm likely to make.

Congrats on the award.

Donna-FFW said...

Beautiful, healthy, and such a tasty looking salad. Gorgeous coloring too.

Cathy said...

I can buy all the "fixins" for this salad at the farmers market on Saturday. I'm sooo happy to see corn coming in. And don't you just love those Walla Walla's? Delicious recipe.

finsmom said...

Such a tasty and healthy dish! Wow!

Chow and Chatter said...

this salad looks awesome so fresh and healthy love your blog, Rebecca

Chef E said...

One reason I love summer, light eating and all those fresh vegetable choices hitting the local out door farmers markets!

Congrats on the award, remind me I have to give a thank you too!

Jenn said...

I need this salad right now. All I had today was a lousy burger from catering on a set I was working on. I bet this would make me feel better and back to my ol' self.

MaRiN said...

Mmmmm, I just love all the summer veggies. This salad looks nice and refreshing.

Reeni♥ said...

This is so fresh and delicious with all those beautiful colors of the rainbow!

Mary said...

Such wonderful color in this dish. It sounds delicious. Thanks for the heads-up regarding combining fresh and cooked corn. I'll have to give it a try.

teresa said...

Oh my gosh this looks good! I might have to use some tortilla chips to scoop this up! I love salads like these!

Krista said...

Mmmm! This looks totally delicious and refreshing. Great salad.

Juliana said...

This salad is just perfect for the summer...so colorful, will be great with some BBQ. Yummie! Nice pictures!

Katy ~ said...

Perfect summer food. All the good stuff is in there!

Marie Reed said...

That is pure eye candy! What a yummy healthy salad!

5 Star Foodie said...

A lovely summer salad with yummy veggies! Congrats on your award!

figtree said...

Ive been obsessed with fresh corn... this sounds wonderful Ill try it this weekend!!Figtreeapps

nanny said...

All of these flavors in one bowl,,,,,yes!!!!! Looks great.

Barbara Bakes said...

I've never seen canned corn and fresh corn in a recipe. Great idea. Your salad looks so fresh and tasty!

JennyMac said...

this looks fantastic! Thanks for the recipe.

Katherine Aucoin said...

That looks fantastic - perfect for a summer celebration! Congrats on your award.

Randi Troxell said...

ooooh... this salad looks awesome to have on those hot muggy summer days!

The Blonde Duck said...

These veggies look good!

jenjen said...

Hi Kim!

That looks so good! I love all of those fresh veggies. I am so excited that everything is in season now. My favorite time of the year!

XOXO
Jen

girlichef said...

mmmm...so fresh and delicious- love it!

Danielle said...

Oh yum! Looks so fresh and delicious! The colours are PERFECT for summer! I'm trying to start eating healthy and this salad is great inspiration!

Say Anything Notes said...

this looks delish! I will have to make this and post about how yummy it looks and tastes! ;)

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