As I've continued on this summer with my involvement in the Boulder Country Farmers' Markets, there have been lists of recipes that I have been wanting to share with you. With every Saturday there are tablefuls of overflowing produce from different farmers' that are just screaming "eat me! cook with me! get creative with me! pleaaaase!" And to these pleas we must respond.
So, for now, I have two recipes for you that have been very popular with market-goers when we have sampled them at our table this summer. Plus, they involve Summer's two ultimate gifts from the soil; sweet corn and heirloom tomatoes. These two ingredients are of course amazing by themselves, but are also star team players in a mixed dish.
What I love about these two recipes - a Salsa Cruda and Herbed Corn and Zucchini Succotash - is that they can be served like a dip, a condiment, a salsa, a side dish, AND be a great base for any other addition your mind could wander to - beans, rice, quinoa, lettuce mixes, soups, etc. So get shoppin' and choppin'! These garden gifts will only be available to us for a short time longer...
Herbed Corn and Zucchini Succotash
(Here we used summer squash!)