Yesterday the sky was dropping snow all around and covered us in a thick white blanket. The high for yesterday was no more than between 22-25* F. We never made it above freezing. Today, the sun is shining, and most of the snow has already melted. The temperature at the moment is already almost doubled what it was yesterday. Don’t you just love Colorado weather? A lot of of weather forecasters are calling our weather “moody”. This is such a true statement. We all know how unpredictable it is, but moody is another very good word to describe our weather.
A hot meal for a cold evening.
A lighter vegetable salad for warmer weather. See how life changes so quickly here in Colorado? Everything here changes in the blink of an eye, and one day can make a huge difference.
As you all know, I love vegetables and we eat them a lot. There really are not to many vegetables that I don’t like. In fact, I really can’t think of any I don’t like. I almost always add more vegetables to my vegetables too, making them pop with both color and flavor. This green bean salad is a combination of fresh green beans, frozen corn and frozen lima beans. It is very easy to make and very tasty. It is a perfect side dish for just about anything you want to serve it with.
Green Bean, Lima Bean and Corn Salad
1 lb green beans
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup frozen lima beans
1 TBSP garlic
1 shallot, diced fine
1/4 red pepper, diced fine
3 TBSP champagne vinegar
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp coriander
salt and pepper to taste
Bring a saucepan of water to boil, then add the green beans, lima beans and corn. Cook them all together until they are done, but still have a little crisp and crunch left to them. Drain them and place them in a in a bowl with ice water so they do not continue to cook. Then drain again and put them in your mixing bowl.
Mix all the rest of the ingredients together to make your dressing.
Toss in just as much dressing as needed to coat all the vegetables without drowning them. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. The flavors will intensify the longer the salad is allowed to marinate. Add more dressing if needed right before serving.
In no time at all, you have this colorful, zesty and healthy vegetable salad that goes with anything and everything.