Saturday, September 27, 2008

Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad


This might be my last recipe featuring grilled corn of the season but it certainly won't be my last corn post of the year. Knowing that corn season has all but come to an end, I bought a couple dozen ears to blanch and freeze away for the winter. So given that I have bombarded you all with corn recipes lately, if you were hoping this would be my last for a while, I hate to disappoint. That being said, I just had to slip one last grilled corn recipe your way for good measure.

I know it's officially fall but the weather is still fairly nice and it's certainly nice enough to grill. So when I came across this corn salad over at What Geeks Eat, I thought it would be a perfect way to bid summer adieu. I love goat cheese but I never thought to pair it with corn. This salad is a combination of some of my favorite pairings; lime, honey and cilantro. Oh, and cheese...and corn...and, well you get it, it's delicious! While our summer has come and gone, for those of you on the other side of the world, your summer will be here soon enough. You might want to hold this little gem of a recipe in your arsenal.

RECIPE adapted from What Geeks Eat:

3 large ears of corn, grilled
2 tomatoes, roughly chopped or 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 small red onion, finely diced
goat cheese, crumbled

Vinaigrette:
1 very large handful of cilantro, rinsed
1 TBSP honey
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup lime juice
pinch of cumin
salt

Throw everything into the food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. Check seasonings and adjust accordingly.

Preheat your grill to high. Carefully peel back the husk (making sure to leave the husks attached.) Remove the silk from the corn. Brush the corn with a little melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Pull the husks over the cobs again making sure to cover the corn. Place the corn on the grill and grill, turning often, for about 20 minutes. Remove the corn and allow to cool. Once the corn has cooled, remove the husks and cut the kernels of corn off of the cobs. Mix corn, tomatoes and red onion in a bowl. Add the vinaigrette and gently toss everything together. Add as much goat cheese as you like (I like a lot) and carefully mix again. Serve with a little extra sprinkling of chopped cilantro.

11 comments:

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

The end of summer!! So sad - well you are going out with a bang as this really looks great!!

Marysol said...

Summer or Fall, I never let the seasons dictate what I eat. So I'd welcome your delicious grilled corn and tomato salad any time.

Nate-n-Annie said...

Eating seasonally is the best way to ensure the freshest produce.

I was thinking, instead of goat cheese, could you use cotija?

Lo said...

This salad really DOES use the best of the best at this point in the season. LOVE that!

This also looks like an incredibly versatile dish!

Danny said...

this looks fantastic! I imagine eating it with grilled chicken! Plus, the adorable dish that its served in makes it seem all the more delicious! I have one shaped like a pineapple, but now I'm jealous of yours!

~Madeline~ said...

Thanks Cathy! I'm sad to see summer go as well. However, I love stews and roasts and dishes like that so bring on the cold weather!...I guess ;)

Hi Marysol, let me know if you try it. I'd love to hear what you think.

I couldn't agree more Nate n Annie! Eating seasonally and locally is also so much better for the environment. I'm sure cotija would be great although it wouldn't be as creamy. Give a try and let me know.

Thanks Lo!

Hi Danny, I would LOVE a pineapple shaped bowl! This one is great too though. It's a whole set, a large pear and 6 little ones. I couldn't resist, cheesiness at it's finest :D

Kevin said...

That is a nice salad! Great way to enjoy fresh corn.

~Madeline~ said...

Thanks Kevin!

MeltingMochi said...

I just made this...it's wonderful! I found the last of the summer corn at the farmers market today and knew this would be perfect. Thank you for sharing another great recipe. Oh, and I made the Old Bay bloody mary tonight! So yummy...everything I imagined:)

MeltingMochi said...

I guess I have two accounts. I usually post under Tania...FYI

~Madeline~ said...

Thanks so much Tania! I still have to get on that Old Bay Bloody Mary. It sounds so delicious. Cheers!

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin