Summer ain’t over yet! Yes, maybe I start class tonight, and maybe it is the end of August, but that doesn’t mean we have to let go of summer yet!
Two of my favorite summer vegetables are peas and corn. The crisp sweet pieces of corn and peas will never get old! And best thing about them is that you can get them frozen – which keeps this salad going all year ’round.
So some history of peas is that they have been around forever! There is evidence of the pea plant from about 8000 BCE – AKA the beginning of time. Peas came to America with the Pilgrims on the Mayflower om the 1600’s. Which brings us to corn. Corn is most known as one of the vegetables that the Native Americans taught the Pilgrims to plant when they came over from Europe. While this is how we first learn of corn, or maize, as it was called back then, due to recent discoveries there is evidence of a type of corn-like plant that dates back about 9000 years in Mexico.
But, now enough history and to the most light, and yummy summer salad there is.
Pea – Corn Salad
3 – 3 1/2 C. frozen peas, defrosted
1 15 oz can of corn, or the kernels of 2 husks of boiled corn
1/4 purple onion, diced finely.
1/2 C. mayonnaise
3 Tbsn apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsn sugar
2 Tbsn mustard
1 tsn salt
1/4 tsn cracked pepper
Place the peas, corn and onions in a bowl and set aside. In a seprate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over the vegetables and toss to combine.
** some of the history information gotten from: