Hosting this month is the lovely Shirley from Gluten Free Easily. Shirley has quickly found her way in the gluten free blogging realm and she is a great addition. Her theme for the Go Ahead Honey It's Gluten Free (founded by Naomi at Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried) is Make Me a Happy Camper. She asked us to submit a dish that we'd take camping, on a picnic or on a hike.
On a whim of inspiration, we roused ourself on Sunday and rushed out of bed to prepare for a hike on Lichen Loop. And of course, what's a hike without a picnic lunch or a picnic snack, in the least? I quickly shucked some fresh corn and washed it along with some cucumbers as a pot of water boiled on the stove, splattering water angrily. We decided to pack some gluten free pasta salad and make a quick summer salad with the fresh corn and cucumbers.
I didn't know it at the time, but the summer salad that I made would by my submission for this months Go Ahead Honey. I had originally planned to post another dish but found out that the pictures that I had snapped did not come out well enough for my liking. That will have to be published another day (because who can resist a dish made out of coconut and orange?).
NO: gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts
4 ears fresh corn
3 small cucumbers (these were the pickling kind)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons golden balsamic vinegar
4 stems scallions
1 teaspoon dill (dried)
salt to taste
Shuck the corn and use a knife to slice it off the cob. Place it in a bowl.
Dice the cucumbers and toss in the bowl with the corn.
Chop the scallions and add to the bowl.
Add the olive oil and vinegar, mixing well with a spoon.
Mix in the dill and then the salt to taste.
Store in a glass container with a lid and allow the flavors to sit.Take on a picnic or serve at home and enjoy :)
Thanks Shirley. This was fun. I have to say, Go Ahead Honey is my favorite event to partake in!
We had a great hike and a great lunch afterward.
Be sure to check Shirley's blog to see who else participated, she should be posting the round-up by July 31st.