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Fresh Summer Salad

| August 16, 2013 | 10 Comments

One of my favorite parts of summer are farmers markets – or in my case, a trip to the local farm stand out in Orleans. Once the farm opens for the season, I do most of my fruit and vegetable shopping there. Shopping this way means that I am shopping for products in season, so every week can mean something different. I look forward to October each year to get my hands on some butternut squash to make my butternut squash soup just in time for Thanksgiving.

The other day I had quite a bit of product in the fridge, and I needed a quick side dish to go along with our BBQ’d meat. So looking what I had in the fridge, I decided to make a fresh summer salad featuring product almost entirely purchased locally. The salad was fresh, crisp, and gone within minutes. Success, I would say!


Fresh Summer Salad


  • Fresh corn off a cob
  • Cherry Tomatoes (small handful)
  • Cucumber
  • Feta or Goat Cheese (to your liking)
  • Olive Oil (1 tablespoon)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Cilantro (to your liking)


  1. If you haven't already, cook your corn using your preferred method
  2. Slice the cucumber and cherry tomatoes and put into a bowl
  3. Once the corn has cooked and cooled, slice and put into the bowl
  4. Add as much cheese as you desire
  5. Coat the mix with the olive oil, dash in some salt and pepper
  6. Mix and you are done!

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  1. Nena Sinclair says:

    This salad looks delicious! I love fresh local fruits and veggies! There’s nothing better!

  2. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    this looks great thanks for the post

  3. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    I love salads and am always looking for new ones! Thanks!

  4. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    This salad looks really good, love when you can get fresh veggies. Thanks for the recipe, I will give it a try.

  5. Wanda Tracey says:

    This salad looks delicious.We have a friend who loves goats cheese and this will be perfect to make for him the next time he visits.I am already addicted because I love all the ingredients and the picture looks good enough to eat too.

  6. Suzanne G says:

    What a simple but easy dish to make at the last minute.

  7. kathy downey says:

    This looks delicious and after all the Christmas eating I could use this

  8. kathy downey says:

    This will be a nice one for BBQ-ing time

  9. kathy downey says:

    My friend had this at her BBQ the other night it was delicious

  10. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I miss summer even more now that I see this salad and the ingredients

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