Grilled Summer Vegetable Black Bean Salad

Peach Tomato Corn SalsaIt’s definitely too hot to be in the kitchen!  Well, in the lowcountry, it’s hot outside too, but the sultry warm evening air is somehow the most relaxing thing on earth.  However you spent the day – building fences or working at your computer – the warm evenings beckon us all outdoors.

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If you could walk through the farmers market on your way home (or your garden before you go inside – even better), what would you find in July?  Peaches, corn and tomatoes, of course!  And they go together perfectly on the grill!

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Just a touch of that fire (not too much!), provides a slight smoky silkiness to the bite of fresh vegetables, releasing their bursts of flavors to combine for a summer savory explosion!

Peach Tomato Corn Salsa

 

That lonely plate is bustling with companionship now!  My suggestions for getting the most of your summer grill? Take what is happening in the garden and put it on the grill.  Add it to your dinner plate in one of many possible ways – Brick Chicken, Grilled Shrimp Skewers, Grilled Mahi or other fresh fish filet to name a few!

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And here is a pic of the fence gate that was built in 95 degree heat today – gotta get the next pasture ready for our beautiful girls to farrow a new litter!

Grilled Peach, Tomato, Corn Salsa
 
A wonderful seasonal addition to your repertoire, this salsa is a great topping to fish tacos, grilled fish or just great with tortilla chips as an appetizer.
Ingredients
  • 2 medium Carolina Peaches
  • 1 or 2 large Heirloom Tomatoes
  • 2 Ears Farm Fresh Corn
  • 1 can Black Beans
  • ¼ cup Vidalia or Sweet Onion
  • 1 medium Fresh Lime
  • ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 small Clove Garlic
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients! Allow to sit and blend flavors!
Notes
This beautiful seasonal salsa is the perfect "salad" on your plate with grilled fish or chicken.  It makes a great topping for a summer taco as well.  Enjoy the bounty of the season!

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