Summer Salad

Summer salads are all about mixing together whatever is fresh at the local farm stand.  This weeks salad is golden roasted beets, fresh peas, chopped basil, corn mixed together with a goat cheese vinagarette.

7 golden beets

1 1/2 shelled fresh peas

1/4 cup chopped basil

5 ears of corn

1/4 cup soft goat cheese

1 tbsp. dijon mustard

3 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar

9 tbsp. olive oil

salt and pepper

Clean the beets and cover each individually in tin foil.  Roast at 400.  When you can put a knife thru them take out of the oven and let partially cool.  Pull the skins off and then slice into cubes

Shell the peas and then cook them quickly in boiling water and then drain.

Boil and corn and then cut off the kernels into a bowl.

Mix the goat cheese until it is smooth.  Add in the mustard and vinegar and whisk.  Slowly whisk in the olive oil.  Add salt and pepper for taste.

Put everything in a large bowl and mix.  Put chopped basil on the top and mix again.  Serve.

Comments (Archived):

  1. CCjudy

    you could make a salad without the cheese and it would be delicious and more healthy Judy

    1. Gotham Gal

      You could but it isnt too much cheese

  2. John Best

    Sounds lovely.

  3. Brandon Burns

    A couple weeks ago, all I had laying around was spinach, an orange, and some warm blue cheese I forgot to put away. I chopped up the orange, added it in with the spinach and cheese. Poured a mustard-y vinaigrette on top and started to toss it… and the blue cheese got all gross. I said screw it and just mushed the cheese into the vinaigrette. Made the best dressing / salad ever.So, yes — whatever you’ve got sitting around + cheesy vinaigrette DOES make the best summer salad!

  4. Tanya Menendez

    this looks so good!