Summer time Potato, Corn + Basil Salad

Sufficient is a feast.
Buddhist Proverb

Oh, summer season. It’s fairly sizzling and dry round right here as of late, as I’m positive it’s for a lot of of you in different elements (except it’s your winter!). It’s been one lengthy, sizzling, dry summer season to date and fact be instructed, it’s slightly unusual for us right here in Vancouver. With all of the moist climate we’re used to right here in these west coast elements, it’s positively alarming when the water restrictions are available to full power, with bans on issues like automotive washes, or sprinklers within the backyard. The rains actually can’t come quickly sufficient and we’re watching each drop we devour trigger it’s simply one thing now we have to do. A primary. And I’m positive not the final, both.

However with the recent dry climate, has additionally come the most effective contemporary produce summers (particularly the insanely good fruit) we’ve loved in an extended whereas. By no means have we had sweeter cherries, larger blueberries, or simply the outright explosions of completely flavoured ripe tomatoes and hoards of seasonal veggies. Hallelujah for that!

I made this salad the opposite day after I had picked up a watermelon-sized bag of contemporary basil, a few of the sweetest corn I’ve ever had (I swear), and a few stunning, completely sized native white potatoes. Potatoes and corn I assumed? Yeah, that’ll work 🙂 I added some Mung bean Sprouts that I’d sprouted and thrown within the fridge, together with this intensely flavoured basil and dijon mustard dressing that I’ve been making for years. This can be a little bit of a veggie lovers meal-in-one with a glass of white wine, a baguette, and good firm. Dig in to summer season, trigger we all know it received’t final endlessly!

Summer Potato, Corn + Basil Salad | IPOM
Summer time Potato, Corn + Basil Salad:

2# small golden or white potatoes, washed and quartered
2 cobs candy corn
1/4 cup crimson onion, minced
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup sprouted lentils or mung beans (use this straightforward sprouting information)
1/2 cup Basil Dijon Dressing, or to style
1/4 cup crumbled feta (non-compulsory)
Backyard tomatoes if obtainable to garnish

First, peel the corn and place the cobs in a pot with about 3 inches of water (I like to interrupt them in half). Deliver the water to a boil with a lid on and cook dinner the corn with the warmth on medium for 8-10 minutes. When prepared, drain and run the cooked corn beneath cool water, earlier than shaving the corn off the cob with a pointy knife. As soon as the corn is cooking, put the potatoes as much as boil in a pot lined in water to cowl by about 2 inches. Deliver to a boil and simmer for 7-8 minutes till tender however not mushy. Whereas the potatoes and corn cook dinner, mix all of the dressing elements in a high-powered blender and mix till creamy and clean.

Put together the parsley + crimson onions by chopping each finely, and collect the mung beans and feta (if utilizing) and put aside. When the potatoes are cooked, drain them in a colander and let sit to chill for 10 minutes or so, till heat however not sizzling. In a big mixing bowl, mix the potatoes, corn, crimson onion, parsley, and mung beans with the dressing. Combine till properly coated and let cool to room temperature earlier than serving. Add the feta and a few reserved parsley, black pepper, and any vibrant tomatoes for garnish (halved cherry tomatoes can be fantastic) and serve. This recipe ought to serve 4 as a hearty aspect.

Summer Potato, Corn + Basil Salad | IPOM
Summer Potato, Corn + Basil Salad | IPOM