Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Good grains: Grilled corn salad

This is a dish that celebrates summer in a bowl. There is just nothing quite like corn and tomatoes fresh from the garden. I did a minimal amount of ingredients and seasonings to that the sweet flavor of the fresh corn really shines through. I think you'll love it!

FYI, corn is a grain. Folks often tell me about how they're eating their veggies and then list corn among them. Corn is a whole grain, not a veggie. Nutritionally, it is the same as a slice of bread of some brown rice. Lots of good stuff in there, but a lot more calories than broccoli or carrots. Look for your plate to have a protein food, something whole grain and then fill your plate with veggies.

Grilled Corn Salad
  • 4 ears fresh corn
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • Juice from one lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Shuck your corn and brush with olive oil. Grill (I used a grill pan) for 8-10 minutes or until charred a bit on all sides.Bring inside and let cool.
  2. When cool enough to handle, use a sharp knife to cut kernels from the cobs. Toss corn with the remaining ingredients and serve.
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