This one’s a quickie … both a quick post and a quick salad to make (it will disappear just as quickly). I was trying to think of a poetic analogy for this salad, a winsome bit of prose for you, and here is the best that I came up with:
This end of summer salad is like the last slow song at a high school dance. It’s your last chance to be in this moment, a culmination of everything you knew was already there, just waiting for you to step off the wall, set down your punch and complete the scene. A last crescendo of summer on a plate before the fantasy ends.
End of Summer Salad
2 medium zucchini (courgettes), juliened
2 C fresh corn kernels
1 C concord grapes
2 C cherry tomatoes, halved
3 or four 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.