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Grilled Summer Corn Salad

Posted Oct 01 2012 8:33am

Remember when I popped in yesterday to tell you how much I’m loving the fall weather? Well, let me be hypocritical real quickly because there are a couple things I’ll miss about summer, too: swimming with Hailey, sundresses and fresh summer produce.

summer corn salad- grilled corn

Well, I guess that is all I can come up with right now. Sayonara mosquitos, humidity and sticky sunscreen!

At the market on Saturday I mentioned Chef Rosen making some incredible dishes. One was a grilled summer corn salad. If real life had a pinterest board, I would have pinned the heck out of, but instead I emailed him to praise his food and ask for the recipe.

summer corn salad- husk removal

He was able to list the ingredients, but didn’t have exact amounts, so I winged it. I’m happy to report, I nailed it.

Grilled Summer Corn Salad

Makes about 3-4 side servings, so I highly recommend doubling

summer corn salad- ingredients

  • 5 ears summer corn
  • 2 multi-colored banana peppers
  • 2-3 green onions
  • 4 large handfuls arugula
  • 1.5 Tbsp lime juice
  • several shakes of hot sauce (I prefer Texas Pete)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • pepper

First, grill the corn. You can do this anyway your prefer, but for ease, I took a short cut.

To husk corn easily, microwave full ears for 4 minutes an ear. Example, take 2 ears of corn and microwave them for 8 minutes.

summer corn salad- removeing husk- microwave

Remove from microwave with a hot pad and slice of the ends.

summer corn salad- cut cob

When you peel back the husks, they will be silk-free!

summer corn salad- no silks husk removal

Then David threw them on the grill, bare, for a few minutes to get the pretty char marks and flavor.

Cut the corn of the cob, directly into a bowl

summer corn salad- de-kernel the corn

Distribute the cobs to keep spectators entertained.

summer corn salad- baby loves corn

Meanwhile, slice the banana peppers and green onions.

summer corn salad- outside cooking

By the way, cooking outside is the way to go. Fresh air, no biggie if you spill. However, you need a stove, so that’s a little more challenging to do outdoors. Inside, heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil over medium heat and slightly wilt the arugula.

summer corn salad- ingredients in

Mix all the ingredients together, including the other 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Mix well.

summer corn salad

It’s seriously delicious and a perfect side to any summertime cookout. I suggest doubling or tripling the recipe though. After a few samples all around, I proceeded to eat it all by myself and David wasn’t very happy with me.

summer corn salad- close up

The combination of the corn’s sweetness, tangy lime juice and spicy arugula make this a unique and fresh-tasting side. It will go quickly. Trust me.

Have any recipes you need to make one more time before cool weather is here for good?

I have to make this again to apologize to David for eating it all myself. He was seriously bummed. Oops.

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