Monday, July 9, 2012

Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad

I saw this summer salad on Pinterest the other week and I just knew it was going to be amazing.  The salad includes nothing but yummy stuff.  I love love love grilled corn.  Avocados are delicious and healthy; cherry tomatoes, feta?  And a cilantro vinaigrette to top it off.  How could this not be good?

It is better than good.  It is light and refreshing and simply delicious.  I really love the sherry vinegar and the cilantro in the vinaigrette.  This is a salad I'm sure we'll be making again very maybe this weekend!  My mom is coming to visit and I'm sure she'll love it.  :)

Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad,  from Authentic Suburban Gourmet  click on the link for some great information on, did you know only 43% of Americans buy avocados?  That means more than half of the people in this country are missing out on this delicious salad!  Tragic.

5 ears of corn: grill them without the husks, brush with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper.  Cut kernels from the cobs
2 avocados, diced and sprinkled with lemon juice to keep from browning
2 cups cherry tomatoes (red or yellow), halved
1 small red onion finely diced
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 English cucumber, diced (leave skin on)

Cilantro Vinaigrette
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons minced cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper

Combine all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl. If you aren't serving the salad right away store it covered in the refrigerator.  When you are ready to serve it, put all the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a jar or another container with a tight lid and shake it to emulsify.  (You can also whisk the olive oil into the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl).  Pour it over the salad and gently stir to coat.


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