Tuesday, August 23, 2011

In the Kitchen: Corn Salad

This is by far one of my favorite new side dishes!!! I love chips and dip and fries, don't get me wrong - but I love messing around in the kitchen and veggies are much better on the waistline (Hello Reunion!)!!! I love corn and could eat it constantly, the Hubs doesn't agree so we don't eat it too often. Throwing caution to the wind, I decided to try something new. Corn and other veggies in a salad!!!! I love it, like really really love it - Hubs was afraid to try but alas he came over to the corn side! I will be eating this as a side or a meal (when I'm home alone) often from now on!!!

I adapted a recipe I had ripped out of InStyle from last summer.

{Similar versions here & here} But here is how it went down....again so easy you have to try it! On a hot grill, grill your corn (I used 3 ears, and we got about 4 servings). About 3-4 minutes before flipping it around. I don't really have a science when I'm out on the grill, get them toasty and char'd up!

While the corn is grilling - Thinly slice 1/2 red onion. Half or Quarter about 1 pint of grape tomatoes. Chop 2 avocados, to be roughly the same size as your tomatoes. Slice 1 lemon for juice.

Trick: Let corn cool first - they get hot! ;) & to easily cut corn off the ear, get a large bowl, place a small bowl upside down in center. The large owl will catch everything and the small is a great balance point - All the goodies fall where they need to! (remove small bowl when done....obviously, but just checking!) 

Now, mix in onions, tomatoes. Juice 1 lemon over mixture and about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil (2 swirls around the bowl did me good!). Add some fresh cracked pepper & mix again. Now add avocado and lightly toss. Then EAT UP!!!! {I sprinkled a bit of feta over the top, bc why not and who doesn't love a little salty feta!}

I am wishing I had a bowl in front of me right now! What are your go to side dishes?

18 comments:

  1. This sounds absolutely amazing! Saving the recipe now!

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  2. ok, this looks MAJOR yum! Toss out the peppers, and TOTALLY keep the feta, and I'm going to attack this in one sitting. Totally.

    alyson
    www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

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  3. This looks awesome - pinning the recipe! I love corn but we always end up eating corn on the cob so it's nice to have some other options.

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  4. Looking at your pics of food is making me hungry...looks so yummy and easy to do! I have to try.

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  5. mmm - I don't even like corn and I want to make this! looks delish!!

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  6. I love corn salad! I make a version from Ina Garten with corn, tomato, red onion and fresh basil. Another good way to cut corn off the cob is with a bundt pan! Put the corn in muddle and cut away! Same idea as your bowl in a bowl! Yum!!

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  7. YUM! This looks delicious - very refreshing for the summer!

    http://www.stylish3.com/marylane

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  8. Looks delicious. I love corn salads for summer. Perfect side!

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  9. This looks so fresh and yummy! Roasted corn is the best in salads. Also, serious jealousy over the shoes you added to your closet! xo

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  10. This looks so great. I made a corn and black bean salad a few weeks ago with many of the same ingredients. I love corn salad as a go to summer side. xo

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  11. I am TOTALLY doing this at the beach on my upcoming vacay. We've been grilling corn like crazy this summer. This takes it to an entirely different level! :) xoxo

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  12. This looks seriously delicious and I love that it's easy. So making this!

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  13. This looks so yum!!!! I am gonna so make this once my hubby comes home.

    Myrna
    http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com/

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  14. I'm a total corn addict too! The addition of avocado means I'm seriously in love!

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