Sunday, July 11, 2010

Black Bean and Fresh Corn Salad





This fast and black bean and fresh summer corn salad is exceptional and takes advantage of all the fresh summer farm produce that starts in early summer!

Last Thursday, I went to the local Yardley Farmers Market. Adrienne Zimmelman, a personal chef who shops and cooks for clients, had prepared a bowl of black bean and fresh corn salad  http://www.tastebuckscounty.com)/   It looked so good, I decided to go home and make my own recipe.

We already know how good black beans are for you with their fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Now add fresh corn off the cob, ripe summer tomatoes, green pepper and fresh basil. This recipe takes advantage of the seasonal crops and is fast and easy. Unlike vegetables that come from far away and are picked green and ripen off the vine, the fresh local vine ripened summer produce is full of vital vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes. 

Keep cool all summer. No need to turn on the oven for this tasty dish- just assemble

Black Bean and Fresh Corn Salad
2 cans of black beans, drained ( or make your own- I did in the crock pot)
4 ears of fresh corn on the cob, slice corn off cob
2 large vine ripe tomatoes, diced
8-10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 large green or yellow pepper, diced
 1 clove of fresh garlic, pressed or chopped well ( optional)
1/4 jalapeno pepper, diced( optional)
1/4 cup  marinated artichokes, chopped ( make sure they are gluten free, make sure there is no grain vinegar)
salt and pepper to taste

1.  Open the beans, drain, and set aside in a large bowl.

 
 
 
 
 
 

2. Clean 4 ears of corn on cob, slice off the corn into a small bowl  and discard the remains

 3. Dice onion, chop tomato, green pepper, fresh basil leaves, and marinated artichokes.

Black beans, artichokes, corn, basil on Gluten Free A-Z Blog
4. Assemble all ingredients into a large bowl.

Dressing: Add Italian dressing (  I like Good Seasons which is gluten free) or pour the juice from the artichoke marinade bottle or any gluten free vinaigrette before serving and mix well .

 Scoop up with your favorite gluten free tortilla chips or eat as a meal over rice.

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3 comments:

  1. Black beans and corn are such a great combo, one of my favs! Thanks for sharing this with Summer Salad Sundays, look forward to seeing you again soon!

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    1. They are a great combo and perfect a perfect salad for the summer harvest . I enjoy the summer salad sundays

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  2. Delicious and healthy salad, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

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