This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BUSH’S Beans. The opinions and text are all mine.
The weather has finally caught up to the season, and heading out every day is such a pleasure. I love the warmth and the sun, and I have a feeling this time the beautiful sun shiny weather is here to stay. That means more time outdoors, and more time eating fresh foods instead of hot stews. I get to break out my sandals and summer dresses, and I also can put away the slow cooker for a while and start enjoying my beloved summer salads. A crisp, fresh salad for lunch on a warm day is always a treat.
I love my veggies, and the best veggies are available in the summer. My perfect salad starts with chopped curly kale, and is topped with produce and toppings that are plentiful this time of year, like corn, avocado, and black beans. It’s a tasty and healthy salad, and I love to add a simple homemade dressing that is easy to whip up to make it perfect.
Summer Salad With Homemade Dressing
1 package (16 oz) kale
1 can (15 oz) BUSH’S® Black Beans
1 can (14 oz) sweet corn, drained
1 ripe avocado, chopped
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and fresh pepper to taste
1. Wash and chop kale, and place in large bowl. Top with BUSH’S Black Beans, corn, and avocado. Stir together and set aside.
2. To make dressing, whisk mustard, lemon juice, and mayonnaise together in a bowl, then add in olive oil slowly while continuing to whisk. Finally, add in salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
3. Pour dressing over salad, serve and enjoy!
It’s time for outdoor fun now that the weather is starting to warm up, and it’s also time for me to work on my veggie garden. In the past I only grew scallions and lettuce, but this year I want to start growing peppers and May is a great month to do it. It will help me continue to enjoy homemade, organic summer salads for years to come, right from my own vegetable garden!
When it comes to beans, I choose BUSH’S®. Nobody knows beans better, so I choose their slow-cooked beans when creating dishes for our dinner table (and we eat a lot of dishes with beans). BUSH’S is family-owned and operated, and has been America’s favorite for more than 100 years, offering a bean for every dish and taste. Whether you are a vegetarian, are on a reduced sodium diet, or prefer to eat all organic, and they also offer bolder flavors and varieties to delight every taste bud.
My favorite BUSH’S Beans choice for salads is their Black Beans (Frijoles Negros), because their dense texture pairs perfectly with the kale and the avocado, and the sweet corn rounds out the salad for a really delicious summer mid-day meal. I hope you enjoy it!
And stay tuned for some more delicious recipes featuring BUSH’S Beans. With over 40 varieties of beans, you can try different flavors all year long in many different recipes, and a pantry stocked with BUSH’S Beans is always ready to supply your recipes with some hearty flavor. I wouldn’t want anything less for my family.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bush Brothers & Company. The opinions and text are all mine.