There will be less courgettes soon I promise, they are starting to go but there are still some clinging on and growing. I've started venturing into cakes again! This summer salad however is exactly what it says, it has tomatoes, courgettes and corn, again, which as you all know by now I had a huge number of over the summer. This was a speedy and delicious little salad that came out of my head as I was looking for something for lunch using those lovely garden ingredients!
Summer Rice Salad
50g brown rice
1/2 courgette, sliced
1/2 ear corn, shucked
handful cherry tomatoes, halved
2 artichoke hearts, quartered
8-10 olives, halved
1/2 roasted red pepper, sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Cook the rice according to packet instructions, drain and cool under the cold tap.
Heat a frying pan, add some oil and cook the courgette until golden brown, add the corn in for the last min or two.
Put the rice, courgette, corn, tomatoes, artichokes, olives and roasted pepper into a bowl, pour over the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and mix thoroughly to combine.