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SWEET CORN WHITE BEAN SUMMER SALAD

March 3, 2012 7:00 pm 0 comments

Sweet corn along with white beans, few red bell peppers and green onions tossed in delicious and tangy barbecue sauce vinaigrette makes a superlative, super refreshing and appetizing salad.  The Sweet corn white bean summer salad is inexpensive, delicious and loaded with nutrients, fiber and protein.

What is that so common in a potato salad, corn-on-the-cob, sweet watermelon and bean salad? I know it’s difficult to guess, but remember these are all the prerequisite summer cookout foods. Sweet corn is fresh, natural and sweet to eat. Sweet corns are normally eaten raw mixed in salads or boiled or grilled. This is certainly delicious and makes a healthy ingredient to any salad as its rich in vitamin B1, vitamin B5, vitamin C, Folate, Phosphorus, Dietary fiber and Manganese.

Most of us always have different varieties of beans (dried) at home. The best way to exhaust them in a healthy way is to include them in your salads. Boiled beans are truly stomach filling and are prized for their taste and texture in any dish. White beans or cannelloni beans are low in calories and fat, increases your energy, curb cravings, satisfies your appetite and is a great plant protein with slow digesting soluble fiber. They are also affordable and available at any super market next door.

Eating salads is a super-convenient way to satisfy your palates with a variety of colorful veggies and fruits or combination of both. A fresh, natural Sweet corn white bean summer salad has no cooking hassles and you’ll fell satiated well after you eat this as the beans are super food – high protein, high fiber, slow digesting food, helps keep your blood sugar steady. Apart from all these, the making of this salad is extremely very easy and quick in preparation. Most of the salads are cool, crunchy and fun to eat as they are attractive to look (wonderful colors), feel (smooth and crunchy textures) and taste (different flavors).

You must always feel free to customize and experiment on new creative flavors. Include fruits and vegetable that appeal to you the most, and whichever ones you have on hand. Seasonal fruits and vegetables generally are bursting with flavors. To enjoy a luscious and exotic salad, think about the delicious simplicity on your lips that a full-flavored tomato salad brings. As well as flavor, one of the best things about a good salad is the texture. A truly superlative salad has complexity, balance and makes your mouth go zing. Some of the popular and healthy salads are the cucumber and green beans salad, cabbage salad, raw beetroot salad etc.

Making this sweet corn white bean summer salad is ultra fast and easy, using amazing barbecue sauce vinaigrette. To prepare the dressing, in a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or light olive oil. With help of a whisker, whisk all the ingredients well till they get nicely combined together. To get a nice combo sweet, bitter and pungent, use a quality barbecue sauce which will bring everything together. Assuming your quality of barbecue sauce is good then you will have a nice deeply flavored, complex and kind of spicy dressing in hand.

In this dressing, add 2 ears fresh sweet corn (raw), 1 large red bell pepper diced in small sizes, 4 finely chopped green onions, 1 can rinsed, drained white beans, salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. Toss gently with dressing and chill this for several hours or overnight before serving. Serve in lettuce cups.

Thanks to the sweet, starchy crunch of the raw corn, the combination of tastes and textures in this salad is stupendous. It’s also a versatile dish that can be dressed up multiple ways. Use it as a filling in flour tortillas for barbecue-flavored burritos. Spoon it over tortilla chips, sprinkle with cheese, then bake until heated through for hearty nachos or pasta for a complete meal.

This summer salad is great for those occasions when you need to bring a side dish to the company picnic, or family reunion, and want to arrive with something that looks like you put in a lot more effort into it than you actually did. Enjoy eating and go fresh and natural!

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