This Loaded Summer Vegetable Salad with Black Beans is a perfect way to use all that fresh summer produce that needs to be eaten! It’s great as a side dish or with chips!
Although I’d much rather have fall weather over summer, I still love summer produce and that’s what this Loaded Summer Vegetable Salad with Black Beans is all about! My inspiration for this summer vegetable salad was to pretend that I have a garden and I was trying to use up the rest of my veggies before the end of the season 🙂
In full disclosure I bought all my ingredients from the grocery store haha, but one of these days I’d love to have a garden to pick from!
I knew I was going to do a Mexican themed salad with black beans but also wanted to pack as many summer vegetables into it as I could. I had planned that everything would be completely raw but then I saw the zucchini and summer squash and I knew I had to add them in too!
You’re more than welcome to keep them raw but I prefer them sautéed. I like to let them cool a little before I add them though so it’s still a cool, fresh summer salad.
This salad is great as a BBQ side dish and also delicious as a dip with tortilla chips. I just like to stand in the refrigerator and eat it out of the bowl with a spoon 🙂
I know that summer isn’t quite over yet, but I’m really ready for some cooler weather! A week from today we are packing up and driving to Santa Fe, New Mexico. It’s a little crazy to think about and I feel like we still have so much to do, but I’m really looking forward to having a proper fall and winter this year!Print