Saturday, August 29, 2009

Picnic Corn Salad

Here is a dish that can be a salad or a relish type side. I make it and eat it with fresh spinach and bibb lettuce but the others said it was good straight out of the bowl. Spoon it over chicken or even eat it with chips, it's perfect for the summer.

Picnic Corn Salad

3 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
2 avocados diced up (toss with lemon juice to keep from browning)
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
4 cups bagged lettuce, assorted kinds

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; toss gently. Combine oil and next 3 ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over corn mixture; stir gently. Add lettuce, toss gently to coat. This is a delicious mobile side salad; make corn mixture then add lettuce on top ; cover - then toss just before serving to keep the salad crisp. I usually double the dressing to have extra to pour on top - it's that good.

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