Because they have a lot of ears!
And pounds of potatoes
We’re doing a low-country boil tonight! Shrimp and kielbasa in the fridge.
For vegetarian protein, I made a big bean salad.
A Red, White + Blue Black Bean salad!
I made the black beans from scratch yesterday and added cans of kidney and cannellini beans. Mixed up with cucumber and tomatoes and peppers from our garden
Plus about half a cup of olive oil, a quarter cup of lemon juice, garlic gold nuggets and salt/pepper
Red, White and Black Bean Salad
- 3 cups dried black beans or about 5 cans!?
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 can cannellini beans
- 1 large English cucumber
- 3 roma tomatoes
- 1 sweet pepper
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tsp garlic gold nuggets or 1 tsp roasted garlic or 1/4 tsp garlic salt or raw if you like it!
- Salt + pepper to taste
- Cook black beans from scratch, if using.
- Mix beans together.
- Chop veggies and toss with beans.
- Mix remaining ingredients and shake in a jar, pour over salad.
- Add fresh herbs for garnish.
I was so thirsty after my walk this morning that water wasn’t cutting it. Coconut to the rescue.
Karen has moved in with us for a week or two as she is currently between rental houses! She wrapped up at her old one yesterday and her new one (downtown!) is in the process of being painted.
I made us both lunch while she shucked corn on the porch
Leftover gratin and quinoa salad (I am SO over this quinoa!)
Plus No Bull Burgers with bleu cheese and zucchini bread
And berrriiiieeeeessss! Fresh from the market.
I didn’t finish all of the bread or veggies – it was a big lunch!
Time to move the kegerater!
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Love the title! I’ve been on a serious corn kick lately. I want to gobble up all those ears!
Say what?!?! The zucchini bread looks like the best part! I just couldn’t have left it behind 😉
Well I ate most!
Recipe for the zucchini bread? Looks so good!
Great Harvest Bread Co.!
Nice bean salad! And the berries so yum!! Your blog makes me hungry…for real food:-)
Can I come to your party? Everything sounds delicious! Props to you for keeping us vegetarians in mind! 🙂
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
perfect berries and wow that bean salad made more than a serving or two…looks perfect for a party 🙂
Katelyn Block says
YUM. Can’t wait for tonight!
that salad looks amazing! I’ve been looking for a good bean salad 🙂
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats says
that gratin STILL looks delicious! Haha and I love your title, very clever.
I’m surprised to see all those corn husks in the rubbish. I’d have thought you and Matt would have a fab compost heap so you could recycle all those nutrients back into your vegie garden’s soil!
We actually moved them to the compost – Karen didn’t realize we had one in the back!
Amy Wiginton says
Kath, whats the deal with Coconut water? I seem to be hearing a lot about it but I am not sure I get what the hype is all about? Please explain when you have time….party looks like a blast. I hope its cooler there. Its 95′ in Chicago.
Great for hydration + electrolytes!
Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles says
Love a Lemon Vinaigrette…your bean salad sounds delish! Oh how I cannot wait for fresh corn…that would be August in our neck of the woods! Lucky you!
Cait's Plate says
That zucchini bread just looks better and better!
What wonderful food.
When I was younger, I used to shave the corn off the cob, because I did not like corn stuck in my teeth–and still do not. But over time, I have eaten it on the cob.
Emily @ Life on Food says
We had a shrimp boil too tonight. It was yummy. Fresh corn is the best. And tonight it was super good. I hope you have a delightful dinner too.
And possibly lots of eyes in the potatoes? 😉
It’s nice that you have Karen staying with you. She seems awesome.
Gina @HealthLoveandChocolate says
The berries look great! I just pick up a bunch at the farmer’s market as well.
Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count says
Thanks for the salad recipe!
I will DEFINITELY be trying the bean salad recipe out! It looks FANTASTIC!
Thanks for sharing.
Julia H. @ Going Gulia says
Danggg that is a whole lot of corn! Sounds like you’ll be having quite the gathering 🙂