Happy 4th!

To celebrate the 4th of July, we've had a fun day at home playing, napping, and cooking! I've been wearing Turner in the BabyBjorn while I prep for meals and as far as i can tell, he loves it. He tries to grab the food and watches everything I do. Maybe I'm raising a little chef!

Today we had a huge feast to celebrate the 4th. We grilled burgers, baked up some sweet potato fries, made a salad with homemade ranch dressing, and had grilled corn and soybean salad. We even made homemade strawberry cheesecake ice cream! I want to share the recipe for the grilled corn and soybean salad with you because it was our favorite!
I saw this recipe for grilled corn and butter bean salad in this month's Southern Living and thought we would try it out. We went to the grocery store, but surprisingly could not find frozen butter beans so I decided to substitute soybeans instead and it was delicious! The recipe also called for tomatoes but we left them out by accident. So here's my version of the recipe:

Grilled Corn and Soybean Salad

  • 1 (12 oz) package frozen soybeans (edamame)
  • 2 ears fresh corn, husks removed
  • 1 small red onion, cut into thick slices
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thick rings
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh basil
  • 1 small garlic clove, pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  1. Cook soybeans according to package directions; drain and cool completely.
  2. Preheat grill to medium high. Grill corn, covered with grill lid, for 15 minutes or until done, turning every 4 to 5 minutes. (Some kernels will begin to char... Yum!) At the same time, grill onion and bell pepper, covered with grill lid, 5 minutes on each side or until tender. Cool all vegetables completely.
  3. Cut kernels from cob. Chop onions and bell pepper into 1/2 inch pieces.
  4. Stir together mayo and next 5 ingredients. Stir in soybeans, corn, onion, and pepper pieces. Add salt to taste. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Hope you're having a sweet 4th of July!

1 comment:

  1. The butter bean conundrum...
    They don't sell them in New England. You have to look for baby lima beans and that's the closest thing I've been able to find in Boston. Maybe being a few hours south you'll actually be able to locate the real thing somewhere!
    How's DC so far?!