The Beauty of Summer and Bush’s Blackeye Peas Fresh Corn Salad

Blackeye Peas Fresh Corn Salad reluctantentertainer.com

When our friends invited themselves over to use our pool (why not?), we happened to be home with no plans, so I wanted to make a light and tasty dinner and ask them to join us.

I also wanted to cook something easy where I wouldn’t have to turn the oven on inside and heat up the house! One minute for corn (for recipe below) was totally doable …

Barbecued hamburgers and a few salads were on my menu.

Our friends brought dessert.

I had fresh corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and always Bush’s Beans (Blackeye Peas) in the pantry, but I had still had to run to the store for a few more items.

I’ve been using the “notes” on my iPhone for grocery list reminders. My husband got me started on this.

Back to the kitchen to whip up this delicious summer salad, fresh, fresh, fresh …

After a little berry pickin’ and swimming, we enjoyed a great summer meal together.

To me, that’s the beauty of summer. Just hanging together and enjoying great food.

What’s your favorite “fresh” summer salad?

Bush's Blackeye Peas Fresh Corn Salad Recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 11 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Nakano Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar (or substitute with Agave)
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1 can Bush's Blackeye Peas, drained
  • 6 ears fresh corn, blanched and cut off the cob
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup diced orange or red sweet peppers
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 4 Tbsp. basil, chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Whisk the rice vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper together; set aside.
  2. Blanch the corn in hot boiling water for 1 minute; put directly into ice water. Cool and cut off the cob.
  3. Mix the corn kernels and Bush's Blackeye Peas along with remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Add the dressing. Season to taste.
  5. Garnish and serve.

This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans, but all opinions are my own.

   

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17 Responses to “The Beauty of Summer and Bush’s Blackeye Peas Fresh Corn Salad”

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    Kim in MD — July 19, 2012 @ 4:43 am

    This salad looks so fresh and delicious, Sandy. It looks like the perfect summer salad! I love to make fresh corn salad in the summer. Lots of fresh blanched or grilled corn, cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs with a light vinaigrette. It’s always a huge hit at summer BBQ’s!

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    Michelle@Life on the Funny Farm — July 19, 2012 @ 6:14 am

    That looks very yummy. I will have to try that; my husband loves salads like that. I make gaspacho salad.
    1 red onion, chopped
    1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
    1 cucumber, sliced and quartered
    1 red, yellow, and green bell pepper chopped
    Place all in a salad bowl and toss with zesty italian dressing
    Season with salt and pepper
    My family loves this and it’s a quick side dish. Great for small group time also.

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    Cassie — July 19, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    This is perfect for impromptu summer parties. I love all of that freshness!

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    Cathy @ Noble Pig — July 19, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    I love summer salads like this..fresh and easy and always appealing!!

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    the Blah Blah Blahger — July 19, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    I need some more veggies in my life and this recipe looks delicious! I’m going to try it this weekend!!!

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    Shaina — July 19, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    Yum. I would eat this with chips any day. Perfect fresh summer salad!

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    Aggie — July 19, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    I’ll take a bowl and a bag of Scoops… :)

    Looks deeeeeelish!! Love those kiddos picking berries!

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    Christy — July 19, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Can’t say I have a favorite. Whatever is placed in front of my face is my favorite! Your salad looks beautiful! I really liked Grilled Corn and Butter Bean Salad recipe that was in Southern Living this month. It was delicious! Was a perfect fit for our fried fish and home grown tomatoes! Wish I had that dinner in front of me right now!

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    Ad K. — July 19, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    Thanks to you Sandy, it looks like I have a new favorite summer salad! It’s so colorful and yummy looking I can’t wait to try it. I’m sure by changing the type of beans you can make this so many different ways. This is so on the try list for this weekend.

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — July 19, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    So fresh and light and summery, I love it!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — July 20, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    Ooo, I love these sort of chunky colorful salads! ..And that they keep for a few days. :)

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    Debbie — July 20, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    What a perfect summer salad and so …healthy!

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    Tickled Red — July 20, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    Gorgeous salad! bean salads are always on the top of my list but also watermelon ones :D xoxo Missed you last week!

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    Lizzy — July 20, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    Hi Sandy,

    Is there another bean you would substitute? Not a huge fan of blackeye peas. Thanks.

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    marly — July 25, 2012 @ 6:09 am

    What a wonderful way to get in more veggies. Love it!

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