Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer Corn and Blueberry Salad

Summer Corn and Blueberry Salad
Living in a small town has helped me grow tremendously as a person. What I have learned about cooperation and communication is invaluable. What I received in return was caring and kindness. There is a responsibility to be bigger than yourself, a sense of community that I’ve never felt before. An opportunity to see and make a difference. Today for example was a celebration in town, a picnic and a group photo. The town was recognizing two anniversaries. Fifty years ago the City of Yachats was incorporated and 100 years ago the postmaster changed the community name from Oceanview to Yachats. In the group photo everyone lined up in a 50/100 configuration and a drone flew around and took our picture. Small towns are not for everyone, but I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

Anderson Blueberry Farm, Corvallis, Or
Last week I went blueberry picking with a friend. Since it was early in the season we travelled further inland. The farm was beautiful, the blueberries amazing. Together we picked approx. 48 pounds, with me being the much slower picker, sorry P! Anyway this corn and blueberry salad was the first thing I made. Imagine fresh from the field summer corn, cucumbers, blueberries, red onion and basil, all summer staples with a simple lime and honey dressing. The brightness from the citrus and the sweetness of the honey is what made this salad so special.

Ingredients
*In this recipe the corn is not cooked, the juice from the limes will soften the kernels.



Summer Corn and Blueberry Salad

Don't let the summer go by without tasting this sweet and crunchy salad, you won't be disappointed.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 8 ears of fresh sweet corn, husked, (with a sharp knife, cut kernels from cobs and set aside)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, (seeds scooped out and tossed) sliced thinly
  • 1/8 to 1⁄4 cup finely chopped red onion (amount depends on personal preference)
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil, chiffonade
  • 1 pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. In a large bowl combine corn, blueberries, cucumber and red onion.
  2. For dressing, whisk together lime juice, oil, honey and salt. Add to salad and toss.
  3. Garnish with basil, Cover and keep refrigerated.
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

42 comments:

  1. Those blueberries were great, and this salad was amazing. We took this salad to a pot luck picnic, and everyone loved it. One of the spoons best salads

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  2. I have never visited a blueberry farm...freshly picked blueberries must be very good. The salad looks summery and delicious, Cheri.

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    1. Hi Angie, we went to a upick farm and it is so much fun to pick your own, this is my 3rd year in a row doing so....

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  3. The salad looks and sounds delicious, Cheri! I would've never thought of that combo. I agree with small town living as I grew up in the small town of Pickerington, Ohio years ago, it has grown a lot since then. It's great and everybody knows your business. ☺

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    1. Sounds like a wonderful way to grow up, thanks Pam!

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  4. 48 pounds!! Wow, you were busy little pickers! I love your salad Cheri - the combination of ingredients sounds so summery and delicious!

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    1. Thanks Chris, love summer produce, working on a batch of blueberry and basil jam right now!

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  5. I often visit Strawberry and raspberry farm but I haven't been to blueberry farm yet. Wow! 48 pounds is quite a number. And this summer corn and blueberry salad looks so pretty and refreshing.

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  6. I can just imagine the crispness of the corn, cukes and fresh blueberries... another winner, Miss Cheri!

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    1. Thanks you my dear, have the big guy helping me make blueberry and basil jam today;)

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  7. I am fascinated with this wonderful salad! What a unique and terrific combination. And 48 pounds - oh my! I think there are more blueberry recipes coming our way! Beautiful :)

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    1. Haha! my friend picked most of the berries and took them home, she is quite the picker. Yesterday I made some blueberty and basil jam with my husbands help, almost out of berries.....

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  8. Such a wonderful salad. I love the summer vegetables and the blueberry combination. You are so lucky to have a place to go blueberry picking. It sounds like a lot of fun. I bet the blueberries taste wonderful.

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    1. Thanks dawn, I do feel lucky, have never been able to pick blueberries before like this until the last few years, ate an awful lot while I was picking.

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  9. This salad looks delicious and healthy and I love the use of fresh raw ingredients that are in season. I'm not sure I would have been able to resist eating while picking.

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    1. Hi Tandy, oh there was no resisting, I ate plenty, we asked them to charge us for an extra pound to make up for it.

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  10. I think even my husband will like this salad. I love the combination. What did you do with the rest of all those blueberries?

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    1. Hi Gerlinde, I made blueberry and basil jam with most of it, pancakes, another salad and I froze the rest;)

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    2. Blueberry and basil jam , that sounds fantastic.

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  11. Hi Cheri,
    Love this fresh crunchy corn and refreshing healthy salad. I love blueberries !

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    1. Thanks Karen, we enjoyed this very much.

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  12. Wow I bet those blueberries just pop in this salad!

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    1. Thanks Emma, they do and they are great with the crunchy corn.

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  13. Wow, this is sure a very summery salad Cheri, I am loving all the fresh blueberries in it!
    Have a wonderful week ahead :)

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    1. Thanks Juliana, there is nothing like fresh blueberries right off the vine......

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  14. That's a ton of blueberries! Well, not quite but that is a lot! Love this salad and I grew up in a small town-kind of miss it! This year we are planting blueberries under our spruce trees. Someone told us it will work. We will see if they are right!

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    1. Hi Abbe, we have been trying to grow blueberry bushes in are yard and the birds seem to beat us to them every year.....

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  15. I love your thoughts about living in a small community or town, Cheri. We can learn so much from one another…

    I have to say, this is the most unique combination of flavors I've seen yet this summer. Such fun!

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    1. Thanks David, having fun incorporating fruits and veggies, this combo was great.

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  16. I love sweet summer corn...what a great idea to combine it with blueberries!! I'm so intrigued. And sounds like a lovely town you're in. Enjoy it and savor the summer!

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    1. Thanks Monica, I do love this little town, it is magical.

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  17. Yachats sounds wonderful! As does your salad. I love salads like this where you can enjoy what is in season.

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    1. Thanks Kris, I always say there is nothing like summer produce until fall comes along.....

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  18. 48 pounds!! Wow! And I'll bet you guys ate a few while you were picking. :-) Anyway, this looks wonderful -- SO full of flavor. Thanks!

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    1. We ate quite a few, and really the tasting was part of the job as there were many different variaties to pick from;)

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  19. this looks like a pretty sweet salad, which means i'm all over it! it's pretty much the epitome of summer goodness. :)

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    1. Thanks Grace, corn and blueberries are a great combo.

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  20. Oh my goodness, that's a lot of blueberries, Cheri! I don't believe we have blueberry farms here but in northern Wisconsin there are lots of wild blueberries. Such a healthy little orb of sweetness :) Your salad is beautiful and so tasty!

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    1. Thanks Susan, I don't think I've actually seen a wild blueberry, how cool!!!

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  21. Mmm. Another combo of fruit and veggies...A sense of community is certainly some thing to be cherished in our fast-paced world <3 Lovely <3

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