Tomato, Corn and Black Bean Salad – easy preparation with simple, fresh ingredients makes for a delicious salad. Perfect for summer barbeques or a healthy meal anytime.
Tomato and Corn Season
August is almost at its end, but summer is still in full swing here in New England. We have been enjoying a string of gorgeous sunny days at our lake house in Grande Isle, Vermont. We are now at the height of tomato and corn season. Both are available in abundance, and I’m in heaven as they are two of my very favorite summer vegetables.
Both tomatoes and corn are at their best when they are fresh and local. I find that simple preparations, such as this Tomato, Corn and Black Bean Salad, are the way to go to really let the fresh flavors of the veggies shine.
My three kids all love corn on the cob. It’s a staple at our house when corn is in season. Whenever I prepare corn on the cob, whether on the stove top or on the grill, I like to make a few extra ears for use later on in salads, such as this. Luckily, I had done just that last Friday. And, yesterday, while perusing my fridge in search of inspiration for dinner that evening, I was happy to find three cooked ears of corn.
I was also in possession of a gorgeous array of colorful cherry tomatoes along with some glorious smelling basil, all courtesy of my neighbors’ garden.
I decided to combine the corn, tomatoes and basil along with some black beans and fresh parsley. I tossed it all in a fresh lemon vinaigrette. It was so easy to prepare and the resulting Tomato, Corn and Black Bean Salad smelled wonderful and was so delicious and full of flavor.
We enjoyed this Tomato, Corn and Black Bean Salad along with some grilled sausages for dinner that evening. I happily finished off the leftovers for lunch today.
This fresh and flavorful Tomato, Corn and Black Bean Salad is a wonderful accompaniment to all sorts of grilled entrees. It is a great dish for a barbeque, potluck or picnic. This colorful salad is also perfect for a healthy meal or snack anytime.