August 04, 2014 12:00 PM

Entertaining, Food, Travel and Home

Tim Love’s

CORN & BLACK BEAN SALSA

The chef and star of CNBC’s Restaurant Startup shares his favorite cowboy caviar recipe

2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 4 ears)

¼ cup olive oil, divided

½ cup diced red onion

1 cup diced red bell pepper

½ cup chopped cilantro

6 tbsp. fresh lime juice

2 (15-oz.) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

Kosher salt

Freshly cracked black pepper

Tortilla chips

1. Preheat broiler. Toss corn in 2 tbsp. olive oil; place on an aluminum-foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 8 in. away from heat about 5 minutes or until golden brown and tender. Set aside.

2. Toss together red onion, red bell pepper, cilantro, lime juice, 2 cups black beans, corn and remaining olive oil in a large bowl. (Reserve and refrigerate remaining beans for other use.) Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with tortilla chips.

Makes: about 6 cups

Hands-on time: 30 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

A NIGHT

UNDER THE STARS

Turn your backyard into the ultimate romantic hideaway with these picks from celebrity event planner Sharon Sacks

SERVING BOWL

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Atom Art Serving Bowl, $24; anthropologie.com

WINE STAKE

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Wine Bottle Stake, $15; plowhearth.com

WOOD TRAY

“Drinks and snacks stay steady on this chic footed platter.”

Vintage Small Round Footed Platter, $99; williams-sonoma.com

SOFT SEATS

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Multicolor Honeycomb Pouf, $80; worldmarket.com

STRING LIGHTS

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Smith & Hawken Caged Lantern String Lights, $25; target.com

THROW PILLOWS

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Jute Trim Woven Serge Stripe Pillow, $30; pier1.com

OUTDOOR LANTERNS

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Pierced Porcelain Hurricanes, $9–$49; westelm.com

WARM BLANKET

“When I think of a cozy night outdoors, I immediately think of a lavish blanket.”

Cable Knit Throw, $79; potterybarn.com

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