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. 

7 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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    2. Here's the wilted lettuce link:
      http://spiceoflifemom.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-hancock-news-column-november-5-2014.html

      And thanks for the recipe.

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