Ultimate Summer Cookbook

Your source for summer cooking: drinks, appetizers, entrées, salads, and desserts.

Great Summer Salads

These salads are quick and easy, require minimal or no cooking, and are the perfect way to enjoy all the produce that's in season now.

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Pinto, Black, and Red Bean Salad with Grilled Corn and Avocado Recipe
Photo: Romulo Yanes

Pinto, Black, and Red Bean Salad with Grilled Corn and Avocado

"When I was growing up in Mexico City, my parents would throw wonderful ­summer barbecues," says Chef Medina (Toloache, Yerba Buena, Coppelia, New York City). "We would grill corn on the cob and mix in leftover beans from the weekend and make a delicious, simple corn and bean salad." This Latin-accented three-bean and corn salad is studded with guacamole components: jalapeño, cilantro, white onion, lime, and avocado.

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