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Monday, July 19, 2010

Roasted Corn Salad with Maple Dressing

We seem to have very little time (or very little summer, for that matter) for sitting around enjoying the evenings. And I was actually considering going out again tonight after I picked up LoverBoy from the airport. But I decided to throw together a salad with whatever I had in the refrigerator. Now, if you know me, you'll know that my culinary creative juices flow nearly constantly. I can't walk down the grocery store aisle without an endless plethora of ideas careening through my head. Without further adieu, tonight's creation:

Begin with thick slices of crispy cold iceberg lettuce -- don't shred or chop it...leave it sliced thick. Top with whatever vegetables you have on hand. Tonight, I used halved grape tomatoes, paper-thin sliced Walla Walla onions, shaved celery, green apple chunks, carrots, small amount of Gorgonzola cheese, a few peanuts, and red pepper strips. While I was putting all of that together, I grilled one ear of summertime corn....until just blackened a bit. I shaved off the corn from the ear and divided it between two salads.

Dressing: Mix together the following and drizzle over the salads: Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, plenty of maple syrup, garlic, fresh cracked black pepper, bit of salt to taste, hint of orange juice.

I grilled some garlic bread at the last minute on the BBQ and served with it. You just can't go wrong. It was so good!


Michael Rivers said...

This sounds wonderful! Corn is one of my FAVORITE foods. Each year at the State Fair, the Grilled Corn on the Cob booth is one of the first I hit!

Rick said...

I never could create anything like that. Maple syrup dressing? Who would have thought? Oh yeah, you.

Lemuel said...

It certainly is an attractive salad!

Jim said...

I'm always more inspired by summer cooking than fall or winter.

Corn soup. You've inspired me!

Stash said...

Sounds delicious. And also got an idea based on this recipe, for Saturday brunch. ;)

CJ/Rick said...

Looks good Lewis. Aren't you the best homemaker to have around.