RECIPE: Summer Veggie Ceviche

  • Summer’s a drawing to a close….

    which makes me sad because, ain’t nuthin tastier than summer vegetables! They are simply bursting with color and flavor. And techincally the more colorful your meal, the more nutrient dense, so get to your local farmers market to buy up some goodness!

    My other mother’s bestie shared this lil number with us, and it was a hit at our family gathering, even the fried-food-fans were intrigued.

    Summer Corn Salad


    • 1 cup beans–fresh lima beans (1.5 lbs picked), Dermason, black or white beans
    • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
    • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
    • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
    • 1 jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
    • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
    • 1 pinch sea salt
    • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels (raw or roasted, from 2 ears)
    • 2 nectarines, peeled and cubed
    • 1 avocado, cubed
    • 1 large orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
    • 1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  1. In a small saucepan of salted boiling water, cook the lima beans until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the beans and rinse under cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the lime zest and juice with the olive oil, scallion, jalapeño and shallot; season the dressing with salt. Gently fold in the beans, corn, nectarines, avocado, orange pepper and tomatoes. Refrigerate the “ceviche” for at least 2 hours. Fold in the cilantro just before serving and serve the “ceviche” chilled.


Original Recipe From Food & Wine Magazine

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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