Monday, June 17, 2013

Black Bean, Red Pepper, Corn & Feta Salad

A colourful and delicious cold summer salad, this Black Bean, Corn & Feta Salad is perfect fare for an al fresco summer lunch or dinner on the deck. It's easy to make, can be made ahead of time and holds up beautifully for a long weekend up north at the cottage. Made with a handful of simple, healthy and tasty ingredients, this salad will soon become part of your summer repertoire.

Black Bean, Red Pepper, Corn & Feta Salad
Serves 6-8

1/2 cup feta cheese
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp Dijon
2 1/2 cups black beans
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
2 cups canned corn
1/2 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
1 cup red pepper, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup red onion, coarsely chopped 
Salt and pepper go taste

In a large bowl, add the feta and break it up with a fork. Whisk in the oil, vinegar and mustard. Then add all of the other ingredients and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.