Welcome June! I love June, its one of the nicest months of the year. The gardens are at their best, bursting out all over with bloom on every bush. We tend to have more sunny days than rainy days, and our BBQ goes into over-use! Salad days. And this is a salad that we both really love!
Its great off-season as you can use frozen veg and they work perfectly well, and its great on-season when fresh veg is at their best. Not much fresh veg here, yet, but plenty of good frozen corn, peas and broadbeans.
All blanched quickly so they maintain all of their colour and crisp freshness. I think broadbeans are what is called lima beans in North America. You will find them ever so much more palatable if you slip off the tough outer skins.
Its a bit of a faff, but so worth it, both in flavour and texture . . . not to mention colour! So brilliantly green! There is also a nice bit of fresh mint in the salad. Mine is going crazy at the moment. Oh, I do love fresh mint! It shines in this lovely salad.
Just look at all of those beautiful colours! The dressing is a delicious one . . . flavoured with white balsamic, lemon and Dijon mustard with a smattering of garlic and some shallots.
Altogether this is a very fine salad indeed.
*Bean, Corn and Couscous Salad*Serves 6
3 TBS chopped fresh mintsalt and black pepper