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This delicious Fresh Corn Salad recipe and photos were shared with my by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA. Karen says, "If you source your corn, tomatoes, and sweet basil from
your garden or local Farmer's Market, you will love the combination of fresh flavors this salad offers you."
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Grilled Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad
Salad and Salad Dressing,
Yields: 6 servings
Prep time: 30 min
6 ears of sweet
corn, husked and silk removed
2 cups multi-colored cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
1/2 cup thinly-sliced red torpedo onion or regular red onion, cut in half and thinly-sliced
avocado peeled, pitted, cut into cubes
1/3 cup fresh
basil leaves, cut into chiffonade*
2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup extra-virgin
salt and freshly-ground
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
* To make chiffonade: Stack basil leaves, then cut
across the stack to make small "ribbons."
Light a barbecue grill or preheat a grill pan. Brush the corn lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with
salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat until charred in spots but still slightly crisp, approximately 7 minutes. Learn
How To Grill Corn On The Cob.
Let the corn cool slightly and then cut the kernels from the cobs (Scrapethe corn kernels from the ears of corn by using a
sharp kitchen knife and a large cutting board. Cut off the stem end to give a flat base. Hold the ear, tip end up, then cut
downward, removing a few rows at a time).
In a large bowl,
gently combine the corn kernels, cherry tomatoes, onion, avocado, and basil leaves; set aside.
In a small bowl,
mix together the Champagne vinegar, Dijon mustard, olive oil, salt, pepper, and
red pepper; whisk until well blended. Taste and adjust salt and pepper, if necessary.
before serving, toss salad ingredients with the Champagne vinegar
dressing. Taste for seasonings and serve cold or at room
temperature. Garnish with basil leaves.
Makes 6 servings.