Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Fresh Corn Salad

Quick & Easy Summer Meal For One

The best way to enjoy the tastes of summer is in salads. Fresh corn on the cob is delicious anyway you eat it, but throw in some cannellini beans for protein, fresh chopped garden tomatoes, kalamata and green olives for zest, fresh lime juice for zing, fresh garden herbs and now you've got a healthy and delicious meal for one.

It's so easy...
Just boil 1 corn the cob for 10 minutes in water with a little salt and sugar covering the corn half way. Drain and set aside. When cool, cut off the kernels and place in a medium bowl.

2 tablespoons of drained and rinsed cannellini beans
1/2 garden tomato (chopped)
3 sliced kalamata olives
3 sliced green olives
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh assorted fresh herbs (parsley, basil, thyme, etc.)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil.

Add a dash of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, mix and your done!


Janet said...

What a beautiful colourful salad!

Annie said...

Thanks Janet. Hey your from Canada, have you ever heard of or tried dulce? I posted it 2 post down. Check it out!

Sara said...

This looks great. If the corn in my fridge is still ok, I'll be trying this.

Emma said...

This looks so good for the summer. I'm not a huge olive fan so I'll probably leave those out but this looks delicious and I won't have to go anywhere near a hot oven or stove - I love it!

Annie said...

Sara, Let me know how it turned out.

Emma, I'm sorry you're not a fan of olives, I love them. You could substitute with something a little tangy- maybe capers, or even sun dried tomatoes.