The Wifey’s Grilled Summertime Corn Salad

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It’s FINALLY warm enough to grill outside here in Chicago, so this week The Wifey Kitchen took the action upstairs to our roof deck- cause nothing says “summer” like grilling.

The first time I tried this salad, it was my friend Lindsay’s version and I swear I wanted to marry her myself. It’s so light and fresh and is the perfect side piece to any main course.

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Heck- you can even serve it as the main course and throw some grilled shrimp on top!

My version of this dish can be modified as you like- add and or omit. And per usual, I don’t get super anal with my measuring … I just use common sense and throw in ingredients as I go. And yes, I made things even easier for myself and hit up the salad bar for cucumber and red onion.

Ready? Let’s get Wife’d Up- in the sun!

The Wifey’s Summertime Grilled Corn Salad

What You Need/Grocery List:

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  • about 6 ears of corn- pre shucked or DIY
  • a package of goat cheese
  • a package of grape or cherry tomatoes- cut in half
  • half a cucumber- sliced into rounds and then cut into fourths
  • a pat of butter
  • an avocado- cut into chunks
  • a small bit of fresh cilantro or about 1/2 tsp of dried cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of red onion- finely diced
  • a small lime, cut in half
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  • salt and pepper

What To Do:

  • pre heat your grill to medium/low heat
  • butter each ear of corn, sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • throw corn on the grill, and turn every 5 mins or so until the corn has deepened in golden color and is charred in some spots

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  • cut your tomatoes in halves, cucumber into fourths, avocado into chunks (hit the video for tutorial), dice your onion, and your cilantro.
  • remove corn from grill, BE CAREFUL when you cut corn off the ear
  • dump corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, onion, cliantro and squeeze the juice from half a lime onto the mix,  give it a few good stirs,add a healthy amount of goat cheese, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • drizzle olive oil, stir until desired amount “glosses” the salad.
  • serve and get ready to share the recipe!

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WATCH THE STEP BY STEP VIDEO HERE:

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