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summer corn salad

Here on the farm, when we do things, we do them up big. Like when we plant lettuce, for instance. We don't plant just a row or two. We plant ten . . . that are all ready to be eaten on virtually the same day. 

No joke. There was a time earlier this summer when I had ELEVEN BAGS OF LETTUCE in my refrigerator. 

My dear husband, who loves salads, finally told me one day at lunch, "I don't think I can eat any more lettuce."

Like I said . . . we go big. 

Now our zucchini is ready for harvesting, and it's coming out of our ears. Not literally. But definitely out of every corner of our kitchen. 

And did I mention that the sweet corn is ready too?

That's why, last night for supper, we had zucchini boats and corn salad . . . and we probably will for the next 324 years at the rate we're going. 

So if you're in the same [zucchini] boat, with summer veggies in abundance, try out this refreshing, summery salad. It's fresh, cool and doesn't leave you feeling like you just ate a 10-pound steak smothered in gravy with a side of dumplings covered in cheese on the side.

Or you can just come visit us. We'll have plenty. Obviously.

Summer Corn Salad

6 cobs corn
1/2 lage red onion
1 jalapeno
1 can black beans
1 red pepper
1/2 cucumber
 1 cup feta
1/4 c. white wine vinegar
1/4 c. olive oil
1 T. lemon juice
 1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Remove corn from the cob. Dice onion, jalapeño, pepper and cucumber. Mix in a large bowl. Combine vinegar, oil, lemon juice and spices. Whisk. Stir into vegetable mixture. Stir in feta. 


  1. That looks really good. Definitely going to try it. Maybe it will even get some veggies into my toddler! :)

    1. It's like a whole bowl of finger foods. Baby should love it! :)

  2. Looks great! Have you ever tried wilted lettuce to use up some lettuce? My crew loves it; it has bacon in it.

  3. Also, do you mind if I use your recipe for a column I write for our local newspaper?

    1. Please use it! And please do share the wilted lettuce recipe. That sounds delish too!

    2. Here's the wilted lettuce link:

      And thanks for the recipe.


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