End of Summer (sigh) Corn & Strawberry Salad
Can it be? The end of summer already! Noooooooooooooooo :-(
Console yourself with a main dish salad, perfect for vegetarians, filling and delicious but light enough for a balmy, end of summer eve. If you’d like to up the ante for hearty eaters, just add some roasted chicken.
Everything is in season right now, so take advanatge of the bounty of summer!
Corn & Strawberry Salad
8 stalks asparagus
1 ear corn
2 pickling cucumbers
3 large heirloom tomatoes
1 red pepper
4 large basil leaves
1/4 sweet onion
1/2 cup drained garbanzo beans
4 Tbl diced goat cheese
1/2 large avocado, diced
Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. Boil corn for 3 minutes, remove and set aside. Put asparagus spears into pot and lower heat. Cook for about 2 minutes, remove and set aside.
Dice cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, red pepper basil and onion and divide into four bowls. Remove kernels from corn and add to bowls. Chop asparagus and add.
Top with garbanzo beans, goat cheese and avocado.
Dress with your favorite vinaigrette.