Summer Corn and White Bean Salad

This salad makes the best use of leftover grilled corn from your weekend BBQ- just skip the step where you cook the corn and just cut the kernels off right into the pan before serving.

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Ingredients

Summer Corn and White Bean Salad

1 jar Piquillo peppers
1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp Butter
1 Shallot, diced
1 clove Garlic, minced
4 Ears of corn
1 can Cannellini (or Great Northern) beans
1 pint Halved and roasted cherry tomatoes
1 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Edamame
Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Directions

  1. Cut the kernels off the husk into a bowl, keeping as much of the milky substance as possible. To do this, cut the end off the cob and set the corn, standing up, in the bowl. Hold your knife at a 45 degree angle, slanted downwards, and slice off the kernels so the corn milk goes into the bowl with the kernels.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in saute pan. Add shallot and cook until translucent, then add garlic and cook another 30 seconds. Add the corn and cook for another 2-3 minutes, shaking the pan often.
  3. Add the beans, cooking them until hot. Add the peppers, edemame and roasted tomatoes. Sprinkle a half a lemon of juice, adding salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm or cold.