Summer Vegetable Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I saw this recipe on Martha Stewart's cooking show. This recipe was actually created by Martha's daughter, who's a vegetarian like me. While I'm not a big fan of Martha or her show, my mouth actually WATERED as I watched her make this. We have a wonderful farmer's market that comes to our neighborhood in the summer, and this recipe takes full advantage of all the wonderful, fresh produce that's available there. The key to this salad is to cut all of your vegetables into the same size pieces, so that you get a good mix of flavors in each bite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare ice bath for corn and beans.
  2. Bring a pan of salted water to a boil.
  3. Add corn and blanch until tender, about 6 minutes.
  4. Remove from water and place into ice bath until thoroughtly cooled.
  5. Using knife (or whatever nifty kitchen gadget you might have for this) remove the kernels from the cobs place in a large bowl.
  6. Next, add the cut green and wax beans to the boiling water and blanch until tender, about 1 minute.
  7. With slotted spoon, remove from water and place into ice bath.
  8. When beans are cooled, drain and add them in with the corn.
  9. Add remaining vetables to the corn and beans: tomatoes, red and yellow peppers, onion, cucumber, cilantro, and jalapeno.
  10. Mix well Add olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and toss to combine.
  11. I check the flavor and adjust seasoning if I need to.
  12. Serve immediately, but it tastes great the next day too.


Most Helpful

Very nice summer salad! I omitted the wax beans and used 1 lb of green beans. Since I was making this for my July 4th crowd, it was a little time consuming (preparing the ice bath, blanching)...but totally worth the effort. Thanks Kosmic!

Dreamgoddess July 07, 2003

this is a wonderful salad that is a meal in itself. i omitted the waxed beans and added extra green beans, and cooked the beans and the corn in the microwave. i enjoyed the dressing, it was light.

chia May 10, 2003

Love it! For convenience, I used a 1 pound bag of frozen green beans as my base instead of fresh green/wax beans. Very very tasty and great for my diet ;-)

BrownAyez March 13, 2008

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