9.03.2009

Market Basket: Corn, Edamame & Black Bean Salad



Can you believe it is September? I still have plenty of summer recipes to try, and this weekend, Labor Day, is the un-official end of summer. Although, since I am in total denial I may try to stick in a few more summer recipes this next week. Growing season in New England is behind because of the crazy weather we had in early summer. Think rain. Lots and lots of rain. So I think I may be justified in another tomato recipe (or two).



If you know me outside of this blog, you know that I am a total summer person through-and-through. And while I like fall on principal, I don’t like what follows it. Please don’t make me say it. It’s much too early for the w word. That’s where corn comes in. While evoking memories of summer barbeques, it easily makes the transition to fall with heartier dishes. If I must make the transition, corn is the perfect way to do it. This Saturday is the third week of the Harvard Farmers’ Market, and rest assured, corn will be available! If you are in the Boston-area definitely stop by from 9-1 for local produce, breads, cheese, meats and handmade goodies. If not, get your hands on some corn, as this simple salad is perfect for your Labor Day barbeque.

Previous Harvard Farmers’ Market recipes can be found here or via the link on the right nav.



Corn, Edamame & Black Bean Salad
serves 4

kernels from 2 ears cooked fresh corn
2 c cooked edamame, pods discarded
15.5-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 roasted red peppers, chopped
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1/4 c cilantro, chopped
3 T olive oil
1 T white wine vinegar
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
pinch cayenne pepper

In a large bowl, combine corn, black beans, edamame, roasted red pepper, cranberries, onion and cilantro. Add olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and cayenne. Toss to combine.

14 comments:

Pretty Neat Designs said...

I like the idea of adding cranberries to this salad. Can't wait to try it. And yes, far too early for the "w" word. Shudder.

Rebecca said...

yum...this salad looks great! i'm a fall/spring kind of gal...but i do love me some summer and winter;)

jacqueline said...

This salad looks yummieee! Im really looking forward to try the receipes i have from you so far...im adding to the list. :) Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

Dana said...

Fall is actually my favorite season but I'm not feeling ready for it yet. And certainly not ready for the w word and all the rain that follows! I love that you added cranberries here. I'm sure their sweetness is awesome with all those flavors.

eatme_delicious said...

I'm sad summer is almost over but must admit that I'm looking forward to my favourite season - fall! This salad looks really good with lots of my favourite ingredients. Love that you added cranberries!

simpledaisy said...

This salad looks delicious! I am a summer person through and through too!! I can't believe summer is already winding down! The weather was so crummy that I feel cheated out of even having a summer this year!! SOOO keep the tomato recipes coming:)

Miss Becky said...

i made this the other evening, and it is deeeeelicious. a keeper recipe

Anonymous said...

I just made this salad, and it's DELICIOUS. one of the best bean salads i've tasted.

{kiss my spatula} said...

just stumbled upon your blog and love your style! plus, your market basket salad is a dream!

fresh365 said...

Becky & Anon- Glad you enjoyed it!

Alana said...

This looks crazy-good! I am going to try this one this week.

Alana said...

Alright, I made this and YUM! I had no endamame but tons of local corn so I just doubled the corn. This is a keeper! Thanks and thanks!!!

A Life More Fabulous said...

This looks amazing - just made some additions to my grovery list...

Vancouver Bride said...

I made this tonight, and it was fabulous! Thank you!