Monday, June 10, 2013

Recipe: Garlicky Green Bean, Sweet Corn and Tomato Salad

It's the time of year when I seem to pick up locally grown corn-on-the-cob every time I go grocery shopping. The kids love it and it is easy! Perfect side for a large gathering too. I usually boil it on the stove with nothing added, and I often have some leftover. So, I decided to use the leftover corn off-the-cob in this salad.

This is one of my favorite combinations: crunchy green beans, sweet corn and tart tomatoes. Just what I want to be eating when it's summer. It would be really good with some fresh avocado too. Or maybe feta. I'll have to experiment some more...

I tossed it in a garlicky lemon dressing with a bit of basil and I think it is my go-to salad for the summer! It would be great next to grilled steak or chicken. I would also like to try it as a pasta salad, or served in romaine leaves. Pretty versatile. We ate it tonight and it elevated low-effort hot dog dinner to something that seemed a bit more premeditated. Nice.

Would it work for you? Click through for the recipe.


12 ounces green beans, steamed (to your preference of tenderness--I like a bit of crunch) and cut in half
Kernels from 2 ears of boiled sweet corn (use a knife to shave them off...)
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and add a few grinds of salt and pepper. Toss with half the dressing (recipe below).

Serves 4-6 as a side.


Juice of 2 lemons
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 small clove garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Put all ingredients in a blender and emulsify. This recipe makes twice what you'll need for this salad recipe. So you can double the salad, or refrigerate half the dressing to use later.


Crafted by Carly said...

It's not often that photos of healthy foods make me drool, but that salad definitely did! Looks yummy! :-)

Tammy said...

Yum! Sounds so good! We have all three growing in our garden, so when they are ready for picking, I will have to remember this recipe!

jeifner said...

This sounds so fresh and delicious! Might be fun to combine with some asparagus and quinoa for a summer salad.

Get Music Noticed said...

It sounds so good! We all grow in our garden, so they are ready for picking, I will remember this recipe!

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