Serve Up a Corn Salad

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Summer is here and that means the season of backyard BBQs has arrived as well! While grilling up some protein is usually a pretty easy task, finding healthy side dishes to accompany grilled goods can be a challenge. We can help! This month all of our recipes are for tasty, easy and healthy sides that would be perfect at your next BBQ.

This salad makes the most of farm fresh corn. The flavor is intensified with a quick hit of heat from the grill. Enjoy!

Southwestern corn salad

  • 8 ears fresh corn in husks
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce

Place the corn in a large pot with enough water to cover, and soak at least 15 minutes.

Preheat grill for high heat. Remove silks from corn, but leave the husks.

Place corn on the preheated grill. Cook, turning occasionally, 20 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and discard husks.

Cut the corn kernels from the cob, and place in a medium bowl. Mix in the red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and red onion.

In a blender or food processor, mix the cilantro, olive oil, garlic, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Blend until smooth, and stir into the corn salad.

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