summer in a bowl: colourful chopped vegetable salad

It is HOTT outside! It rarely gets all humid and sticky like it does out east, but right now Vancouver is going through a little heatwave and I’m not used to all this humidity. Cooking just isn’t an option. Yesterday we were invited to a bbq and I decided to whip up a salad. Unfortunately, I wasn’t very inspired to make anything new (I blame the heat), but somehow after checking out what the local market had out for sale, I knew I couldn’t let all that natual goodness go to waste. Armed with green beans, fresh corn on the cob, cucumbers, parsley and other yummy vegetables, I whipped up a salad that is the epitomy of summer in a bowl. Colourful, crisp, fresh and healthy, this salad was a delicious barbeque accompaniment and I’ll definitely be making this again.

The key to this salad is to keep everything bite-sized. Not only does it make the salad look extra pretty, but it makes for a tastier mouthful!

6 comments to “summer in a bowl: colourful chopped vegetable salad”

  1. 1
    crystal   July 22, 2006 at 10:42 pm

    How beautiful!

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    Rachel   July 23, 2006 at 12:53 pm

    Yum! Green beans are so good this time of year.

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    kickpleat   July 23, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    it really was, crystal! i couldn’t believe just how colourful it all was.

    i agree, rachel! i can’t get enough of all the green beans. i think they’re my favorite vegetable.

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    Ulla   July 23, 2006 at 8:05 pm

    this looks so good! I want it right now!

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    zelia   July 25, 2006 at 8:40 am

    That looks so amazing. I should go out and pick some green beans right now! Thanks for the recipe.

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    devon   September 8, 2010 at 11:03 am

    as summer draws to a close, i’m searching for ways to savor summer flavors – this looks fresh & delicious! cider vinegar + radishes = count me in.

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