Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sweet Summer Salad

I still love salad!

Serves 4.

For the salad:
5 oz. bag mixed greens
1 pint grape tomatoes (small plastic box!)
2 ears white corn, niblets shaved off and ears reserved
1/4 medium red, brown, or white onion, diced
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 medium ancho (aka "pasilla") chile, diced This should not be a hot chile! Instead, it's a sweet tasting chile! Be sure to remove ALL the seeds!
2 medium carrots, shredded
1/4 medium jicama, peeled and shredded
1 bunch radishes, cleaned and shredded
2 ripe avocados, cut in large dice (4 cuts lengthwise and 4 cuts crosswise)

For the dressing:
2 large, or 4 small limes, juiced--should be about 1/4 cup juice
1/3-1/2 cup canola oil (Olive oil is too heavy for this!)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves, finely crushed as adding
Corn "milk"--stand the shaved ear on a plate, and run a knife down it to force the rest of the kernels and the juice out. Add this to the dressing to add texture and sweetness.
Agave nectar to taste; this dressing needs to have a sweet taste to it! (Some limes are sweeter than others!)

Mix the salad ingredients except the avocado, and chill. Make the dressing, and chill to allow the flavors to meld.

To serve: mix the salad, still omitting the avocado, and the dressing together and dish it onto 4 serving plates. Top with avocado "cubes." Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Whoa! That sounds great. I like the Corn Milk idea. I love raw corn, but never thought of using that as a seasoning. Thanks Marlyle =]


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