Our Summer Garden Salad Recipe

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Eva Amurri shares their summer garden salad recipe

This has been our first season with our very own garden! We thought about putting one in for about 2 years before it actually happened…and I have to say that the process of being able to grow our own food has been even more rewarding than I expected! Choosing what we put in this year was a learning experience, and certain produce definitely did better than others (more to come on this topic!). But, overall, we noticed that food grown organically in our garden tastes infinitely better than produce we buy at the store. Maybe it’s because you appreciate it that much more!

Before we even started our garden, Ian would whip up a super simple summer salad with fresh produce during the warmer months. We would eat it on its own, with fresh cheese sprinkled on top and a loaf of crusty bread, or with a light broth and a piece of fish for dinner. It’s an ultra-healthy and delicious salad mix, and was made even more fun this year by the fact that we grew all the ingredients ourselves! Nothing is more fun than being able to go out the back door in your own yard and gather the ingredients for lunch or dinner! I decided to share our Summer Garden Salad recipe with you all now because it’s prime time for the produce in the recipe, and whether you buy the produce at a store or have your own garden all the elements will taste absolutely delicious! Full disclosure: our corn didn’t get “knee high by July” this year, so we ended up buying the corn in our salad from the farmer’s market…but you get the idea! LOL. More effective farming next year, hopefully!

Let me know if you try this recipe, and I hope you enjoy it!

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Ingredients…
Our Summer Garden Salad Recipe

Step 1:

Prep and Cut Vegetables

First, grill your ears of corn so they are lightly charred, and remove the skin from the cucumber. Next, cut up your tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, cucumber, garlic, and onion. Remove the corn from the ear by cutting alongside its inner core to remove just the corn pieces. Take all your vegetables and place them into a mixing bowl.

Step 2:

Add Final Ingredients

Zest two limes and squeeze the juice on top of the vegetables in the bowl. Next, add a pinch of salt and 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the bowl and mix thoroughly. Top with fresh basil before serving!

 

Eva Amurri shares their summer garden salad recipe

Our Summer Garden Salad Recipe

A recipe created by our homegrown produce right in our own backyard. There is nothing like a summer salad from your garden!
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Prep Time 10 mins
5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 6 people
Calories 74 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Grill
  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Cutting Knife
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • First, grill your ears of corn so they are lightly charred, and remove the skin from the cucumber. Next, cut up your tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, cucumber, garlic, and onion. Remove the corn from the ear by cutting alongside its inner core to remove just the corn pieces. Take all your vegetables and place them into a mixing bowl. 
  • Zest two limes and squeeze the juice on top of the vegetables in the bowl. Next, add a pinch of salt and 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the bowl and mix thoroughly. Top with fresh basil before serving!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Our Summer Garden Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 303mg9%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 750IU15%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Corn, Cucumber, Garlic, Peppers, Salad, Tomato
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Eva Amurri shares their summer garden salad recipe


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