Simply Balisha

Simply Balisha

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer Salads

We've been eating corn on the cob almost everyday. It tastes so good right now. Soon, it will be gone and that's why we eat it as much as we can right now. I either boil it or microwave it. Either way, it's delicious. I can remember years ago, visiting my grandparents at supper time. They would have a dozen ears on a platter with sliced tomatoes and homemade bread. Here they were...just two old people eating this simple supper. They always used real butter for the bread and corn. Mmmmmm....I can just taste it now.

I was introduced to shoepeg corn just a few years ago. I had never heard of it until some garden club members were talking about a new salad recipe that was making the rounds. I made it and we really enjoyed it. I used to have a little dish in the evening while watching TV. It keeps so well.Here's a tasty salad that you can have year round. Here's the recipe. 
16 oz. can shoepeg corn
16 oz. can baby peas
16 oz. can french cut gr. beans
sm jar pimentos
chopped scallions
1 gr pepper chopped
a little chopped celery

Apple cider vinegar 3/4 cup
salad oil 1/2 cup
1 cup sugar
Salt and pepper
pinch of celery seed

Bring this to a boil, cool, and dress salad. Keeps for a long time in the fridge.

This is a salad that I love. I mix all kinds of different beans, chopped tomatoes, black olives, celery, onions, cilantro, parsley, green pepper. Last time I added a couple handfuls of fresh corn and some bow tie pasta. We buy the Olive Garden Italian dressing from Sam's Club. It's a wonderful tasting vinaigrette. I use it on so many things...including marinades for meats. 

I always hate to see summer end, because we don't have the fresh veggies for this tasty salad. It's almost a meal...if you serve with a cup of soup and some crusty bread. Oh, I'm getting hungry right now. We've just come home from the pool and I am always starved after that. We try to not stop at fast food places after the pool. 
Today and the following days through the weekend promise to be scorchers. A nice salad is just what the doctor ordered. 

I had two recipes for this salad. I gave the recipe for the salad dressing that I didn't like....I just corrected it..Sorry!

1 comment:

  1. We love fresh salads in summer too. Thanks for your recipe. Looks like we might get rain this afternoon.
    Enjoy your afternoon.