“Grilled” Corn Salad

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Who’s grilling!? Not me.  I don’t own a grill.

I DO, however, have a gas stove which makes this grill-less life a little sweeter….because I can fake it.

flame

Guys! Corn is back!  It’s sweet.  It’s juicy.  It’s dirt cheap.  I’m all over it.

cob

Honestly, I love corn best raw, cut straight off the cob, vibrant and sweet in all its juicy glory.

corn

But hey, it’s a holiday weekend.  Let’s take things up a notch.

char

See what I did there? Who needs a grill!

grillin

Look at that char!

grilled

Tastes like summer.

charredbits

Now let’s make salad.

ingredients

This is a simple, sturdy salad for a (hopefully) sunny barbecue.

ready

The char on the corn steals the show.  You really don’t need much else..

cutchardone

just a few fresh bites.

pepper pepcut peptoss

There’s no lettuce involved to get wilty and sad.

tomato tomtoss

Just some bright summer produce at it’s finest.

onion

That’s all you really need.  Don’t mess with it too much.  Some salt and pepper, a touch of olive oil and a squeeze of lime or balsamic vinegar will finish it off perfectly.

You could add walnuts or sunflower seeds or basil or cilantro or feta or goat cheese or avocado or anything, really.

(erm…not all at once)

I leave it at this.  Whatever you do, make sure you let that corn shine.

cornshine

Enjoy!

❤ Ellen

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4 Comments

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4 responses to ““Grilled” Corn Salad

  1. Maria

    Looks good! I hope we get some sun this weekend. I hope you’re feeling better – we miss you! 🙂

  2. Ah, summer simplicity for us grill-less souls. Well played!

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