Aren’t summer evenings beautiful? I was clicking through the archives looking for a good recipe to re-post and I came across this one. Not only is it delicious, but the picture grabbed my attention. I love, love, love the long shadows and warmth of the light on a summer evening. This is a fresh, easy salad and goes particularly well with grilled chicken. The concord grapes give it some sweet tang and the sundried tomatoes add textural interest. A sprinkling of pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) or toasted almonds would not be unwelcome either.
Summer Time Salad
makes enough for 4-6 people
2 medium zucchini (courgettes), juliened
2 C fresh corn kernels
1 C concord grapes
2 C cherry tomatoes, halved
6 sundried/ovendried tomatoes, rehydrated in some warm water and juliened
a large handful of mixed fresh basil and parsley, torn or chopped.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss with a drizzle of olive oil and the juice of half a lemon. Add coarse salt and pepper to taste.