Everyday Mom's Meals: #Plate Proud with Green Bean Delivery

Friday, April 24, 2015

#Plate Proud with Green Bean Delivery

I love entering recipe contests, but when they are also sponsored by a favorite company, that's even better. And that's the exact scenario I got when I was approached by my buddies at Green BEAN Delivery about their Plate Proud recipe contest.

Each participant is asked to submit their favorite original recipe in one—or all—of five categories for a chance to win impressive culinary prizes, including a grill set, planters, placemats, a Mandoline slicer and much more. Categories include everything from recipes on the grill to packed lunches to meals using only local ingredients. All winning recipes will be highlighted on the contest website.

Well, sign me up! I couldn't wait to come up with something delicious to submit, and of course share with all of you. I chose to develop something for the Veggie Side category, since summer time, fresh garden veggies are something I love to cook with in the warm months. Rather they be from our own backyard, or a favorite Farmer's Market, or in this case Green BEAN themselves, I can't get enough. 

This is sure to be a hit at your next cookout, potluck or family get together. Anything you have coming off the grill, from steaks, to burgers, to some delicious barbecue is going to taste even better with this crisp, cool, refreshing side. Fresh corn, tomatoes, avocado and a refreshing dressing make it like a bite full of sunshine in your mouth. Honestly, it's filling enough, it would make a terrific lunch or light supper when it's too hot to cook too! 

I've entered the Plate Proud contest and you can too. Just visit the entry page and share a recipe in one, or all five, categories! 

Summer Corn Salad
5 ears corn
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1 tsp. dried basil
2 tsp. dried parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste

Dijon Vinaigrette
1 TBS lemon juice
1 TBS white wine vinegar
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 c. vegetable oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients for dressing in a jar and shake well. Chill until ready. 

For salad, bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook corn for about 3 minutes. Remove and immediately rinse with cold water. When cool, remove kernels from cobs. In a large bowl combine all ingredients for salad. Toss well to coat. Pour about 1/2 of the dressing over salad. Mix well to combine. Chill until ready to serve. Serve salad with rest of dressing on side for people to add if needed. 

Shared on The Country Cook April 24, 2015

Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary bin from Green BEAN Delivery in exchange for this feature and entering the contest. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

No comments: