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Summer Veggie Salad

Summer Chopped Veggie Salad

Take advantage of all the fresh summer vegetables available. Light, natural sweetness along with bold flavors and a little spicyness will make this your new favorite summer salad!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 ears fresh sweet corn I prefer white corn
  • 1 pound fresh green beans trimmed and cut into ¼" pieces
  • 4 plum tomatoes seeded and cut into ¼" pieces
  • 1 red pepper seeded, deveined and cut into ¼" pieces
  • 1 yellow pepper seeded, deveined and cut into ¼" pieces
  • 1 English cucumber cut in quarters and cut into ¼" pieces
  • ¾ cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeno seeded, deveined and minced

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp fresh course ground pepper I love using Penzey's California Seasoned Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Bring a medium sized pot of salted water to a boil. Prepare an icebath and set aside. Add corn to boiling water, and blanch until tender, about 6 minutes. With tongs, remove corn from water and plunge into ice bath immediately. When corn is thoroughly cooled, remove from ice bath. With a large kitchen knife, remove kernels from the cobs. Transfer to a large bowl, breaking into pieces as you do this.
  • Add green beans to the boiling water , and blanch until tender, about 1-2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove from water and plunge into ice bath immediately. When beans are thoroughly cooled, remove from ice bath and transfer to the large bowl containing corn.
  • Drain any excess water from corn and green beans. Add tomatoes, red and yellow peppers, onion, cucumber, jalapeno and cilantro. Toss to combine. Cover and keep refridgerated until serving.
  • Combine dressing ingredients in a small container with a lid and shake to blend before serving.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

I like to have the dressing on the side to allow everyone to add as much or as little as they wish. It also allows the salad to stay fresh longer.
Keyword Chopped, Fresh, Salad, Veggie