Corn and Bean Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing

   As I was formulating tonight’s salad in my head, I wanted to use some beautiful, fresh corn (both regular and baby corn) and a variety of fresh beans. I also had some fresh lentil sprouts that I had sprouted the other day and starting to think with the sprouts and baby corn it was starting to take an Asian turn. My mind then went to a memory in University where an old fencing coach told me about a super simple snack. Corn kernels, unsalted peanuts and a pinch of salt. This would be a simple salad in itself, but I thought I’d take that peanut/corn combination and extend it to a Southeast Asian-style dressing. Sometimes my mind moves like a winding road…but gets there eventually! 😉

 

Corn and Bean Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing

For the Ginger Peanut Dressing:

1 tsp fresh grated ginger

1 tsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp peanut butter

2 Tbsp rice vinegar

1 Tbsp cold pressed flax oil

   Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl, whisking thoroughly to ensure the peanut butter is smoothly incorporated. Set aside.

For the salad:

1 cup fresh corn kernels, blanched and cooled (or use defrosted frozen corn kernels)

1/4 cup baby corn, blanched and cooled

1/2 cup fresh peas, blanched and cooled (or use defrosted frozen peas)

1/2 cup yellow beans, tips trimmed, cut in half, blanched and cooled

1/2 cup lentil sprouts (or other bean sprouts, blanched and cooled

2 green onions, finely chopped

Reserved Ginger Peanut Dressing

   In a medium bowl, combine the corn, baby corn, peas, yellow beans, lentil sprouts and most of the green onions (leave 2 tsp aside for garnish). Add the dressing and toss gently with your fingers to combine. Garnish with the reserved green onions. Serves 2.

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5 comments

  1. tastasty · August 16, 2014

    Ginger Peanut Dressing sound so interesting, I will keep this in mind to try out..;)

    • tripleheartbeat · August 16, 2014

      The ginger and peanut are a nice combination with the sweet corn. And any beans will work fine. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

  2. Dana Fashina · August 21, 2014

    Looks really good. All sorts of health in that bowl.

    • tripleheartbeat · August 21, 2014

      Thanks! It started with a succotash idea, but took a ginger-y left turn along the way lol

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