Posts Tagged ‘Corn’
First, the corn salad...
This is my go-to summer salad because there's no better time to find delicious sweet corn and delicious cherry tomatoes. Plus, this salad is simple to make, and tastes a little like vegetable candy. :)
SUMMER GRILLED CORN SALAD
For the salad
- 5 ears of sweet corn
- 1/2 basket of cherry tomatoes
- 1 package of arugula
- 1 poblano pepper (poblanos are also commonly called "pasillas")
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup Cotija cheese
For the dressing
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- 1 lime juiced and zested
- 2 teaspoons mustard powder
Shuck the corn, and lightly coat it with vegetable oil (I used olive oil). Put the corn on a grill (or in a large frying pan on medium heat), and rotate them every few minutes until the corn starts to turn a golden color. I like to let it blacken in spots for some extra flavor.
Let the corn cool for a couple minutes, then cut off corn off the kernels and put them in a large bowl.
You can grill the pepper along with the corn. Let it cook until it softens, turning it periodically. Cut the pepper open and scrape out the seeds.
Poblanos aren't that hot, but the seeds can still burn if you touch them, then touch your eyes, so be careful. Dice, and add to the corn. If you want to add some extra heat, you can also add a jalapeno in addition to the poblano.
Since Cotija is a strong cheese, I like to cut my pieces into 1/4 inch cubes so the flavor is more evenly distributed when I add it to the salad.
For the dressing, combine olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, red wine vinegar, and mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add the cheese, arugula, cilantro, tomatoes, and dressing. Mix well and you've got summer in a salad! It tastes great served warm, or you can keep it in the refrigerator overnight, and serve chilled the next day.
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Happy Labor Day, everyone! (Can you believe it's almost time to welcome fall??)
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Earlier this week, I posted the recipes I wanted to try over Labor Day and tonight my husband, David, and I got cooking. Here's what we made...
We purchased these tomatoes at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market so it would be hard to go wrong with this dish. Clean and fresh flavors, with a little bit of sweetness from the balsamic and the tomatoes. This was the dish I kept eating.
Basil on corn is actually a flavorful combination and the butter-oil with the infused basil was delicate and not too overpowering. But next time I will chop up the basil even more so it doesn't look like seaweed. :)
Grilled Chicken with a Homemade Rub
David wasn't in the mood for steak, so instead I purchased these air-chilled chicken thighs and with a blend of homemade spices we grilled them. Because of the fat under the skin, the grill kept igniting, hence the burnt skin, but these were delicious!! David couldn't stop eating these.
Tomorrow I'll bring you the S’mores Bars my neighbor, Paula, volunteered to make. They're setting in her fridge right now (my mouth is watering while I write this). I'll post photos tomorrow.
I'd love to know what you ate this Labor Day. Hope it's delicious!
I love trying out new recipes, especially during holiday weekends when my husband and I have a little more time to cook and... taste.:)
Here are some of the things I'm planning to make this Labor Day weekend. (Click on the photo or link to go to the recipe.) What are you thinking of making?