Friday, October 13, 2006

Sunny Salad

I got this recipe from cousin Megan who got it from an issue of Cuisine magazine back in 2002. It tastes of summer and it makes a good wrap filling too.

6 ears sweet corn, husks and silks removed
2 large tomatoes
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Dijon style mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
ground pepper to taste
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
2 tablespoons chopped basil
1 ripe but firm avocado, peeled and stone removed

Cook corn 10-30 minutes (10 minutes if freshly-picked cobs, longer if they have been picked a day or two.)
Drain and cover loosely with kitchen paper (stops wrinkling)
When cool enough to handle, slice of the kernels

Remove cores from tomatoes, cut into quarters and flick out as many seeds as possible (PS: When Megan makes this she just uses entire tomato quartered - hates throwing out good food!) Cut the flesh into dice, put in a sieve and drain 10 minutes

Mix olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt, pepper, shallot and basil in a bowl. Stir in corn, top with tomatoes and diced avocado. Stir and serve immediately. (Megan makes hours before party, seems to work ok.)

Serves 6-8 as a salad. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Amy said...

I've made that one too - super tasty!