Combine ingredients in a jar, let sit in the fridge overnight.
Stir, serve and enjoy!
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Add remaining ingredients to 3 quart or larger instant pot
Use the “bean” setting or “manual setting” for 30 minutes; NPR (Natural Pressure Release
When pressure pin drops, stir in the vinegars; then let the beans rest, covered for about an hour until most of the liquid is absorbed
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“I am submitting a family recipe that my whole family loves and I think it will go perfect with your flavor of the month for August which is Crisp Cucumber Balsamic. This recipe is simple to make and delicious, especially in the summer months when sweet tomatoes are available. I make it all year round using baby tomatoes when sweet regular tomatoes are not available. I have seen variations of this recipe but none as good as this one in my opinion.”
For the salad:
1 large thinly sliced sweet red onion
1 long Armenian cucumber or the small Kirby cucumbers, thinly sliced. I use Organic or I thoroughly wash the skin so I can slice cucumber with skin left on.
Sweet summer tomatoes, cut in quarters or bite sized pieces or use small cherry tomatoes cut in half. Use as many tomatoes as you want as they do add flavor to the dressing when no oil is added.
1 organic, drained and rinsed can of garbanzo beans
1 organic, drained and rinsed can of red kidney beans or 2 cans of garbanzo beans if preferred.
I largely chopped avocado
Salt and pepper to taste. I find salt and pepper brings out the flavor of the tomatoes as it mixes into the balsamic vinegar.
For the dressing:
Crisp Cucumber Balsamic to taste. I use an ample amount since I do not use olive oil. I find the juices of the cut up tomatoes pair well with the vinegar. Very delicious.
If one uses oil, shake some Extra Virgin Olive Oil into the salad and mix thoroughly with the vinegar. I, personally, find that the Crisp Cucumber Balsamic added to the tomatoes makes a perfectly delicious dressing.
salt and pepper taste.
Let salad sit out at room temperature for an hour or more or while you prepare the rest of your meal. If this is your meal, then let salad sit at room temp for at least and hour. I I think you’re going to love this salad. Refrigerate unused portion.
Cook ears of corn in boiling water. Cut kernels off the cob, place in a medium sized bowl and put in the refrigerator to cool.
Meanwhile, prepare the other ingredients
Once corn is cool, drizzle in the Crisp Cucumber Balsamic stir to mix
Add remaining ingredients, toss and enjoy!
To make the basil ribbons, stack 5 leaves, roll tightly from bottom to top and slice thinly from side to side. Repeat with the next 5 leaves.
Any type of cucumber would work- about 3/4 cup, chopped. If using a regular cucumber, peel if waxy and remove seeds if they are large.
Feel free to substitute:
Fresh Basil Balsamic, for the Crisp Cucumber Balsamic.
Frozen or canned sweet corn, about 2 cups. Fire roasted would be good.
Parsley, cilantro or mint, for the basil.
“This refreshing salad is especially delicious when corn, cucumbers, tomatoes and basil are all in season! It is a great as a side dish for picnics and pot lucks. It can serve a salsa if the tomatoes and cucumbers are chopped into tiny pieces. For a main dish-serve on a bed of greens or whole grains and optionally add edamame or chickpeas for a protein boost.”