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Summer Corn Salad


One thing I still can't get over in terms of food is the concepts of 'salads' that are basically some starchy vegetable and mayo. Not for me! But, I do love corn, and I had this craving for a dish that wasn't super hot or creamy. I decided to mix some of my favorite things - red peppers, garlic, and goat cheese, in with the corn. Turned out amazing!


What You'll Need
6 Ears of Corn
1 Red Pepper
6-8 Cloves of Garlic, peeled
Salt, Pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Basil Leaves, torn over salad
1 8 ounce log of goat cheese


Preheat your oven to 400 Degrees. chop your red pepper and peel 6-8 cloves of garlic and place in foil with a small amount of seasoned salt. Bake for 25 minutes, until soft and you can easily mash the garlic with a fork.

 

Boil your corn in lightly salted water for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Cut from the cob directly into your bowl.


Tear a handful (about 7 leaves) of basil into small bits and place into the corn. Now add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste and mix well.

 

When garlic and red peppers are tender, remove from the oven. Mash the garlic with a fork, and then stir the mashed garlic and red pepper into the corn.

 

If you aren't a fan of cheese, it's actually really yummy served like this! Allow the dish to chill in the fridge for about an hour or two before putting the cheese in.


To finish, crumble goat cheese in. You can use as much or as little as you want - I would suggest 1/2 to 3/4 of the log. I used almost all of it, and I would use a little less next time. Make sure to crumble well to avoid chunks!

11 comments:

  1. This looks so delicious! I think regular cream cheese would go well with this too!

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  2. Is it weird that for a split second I thought the first picture was some sort of rice crispy treat? Either way this looks totally yummy and I love anything with goat cheese!

    xx Sarah

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  3. yum, that looks good, I have never tried it myself, must do sometime! goat cheesee.. yuuuummmmm!! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  4. This looks amazing- doesn't help that I am hungry either. I wish I had this made right in front of me! ;)

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  5. Mmm, goat cheese. You are my GIRL, Katherine. I'm totally in agreement with you: I really don't like it when salads are weighed down with dressing and unhealthy things. Like, coleslaw? It's just mayo and lettuce, which isn't even all that nutrient dense of a green anyway. Lettuce sucks. So yeah. I passionately loathe salad dressing and will do whatever I can to make a delicious salad without tainting it with some awful dressing, so I really love that you're just playing with the natural taste and textures of food here. Creamy goat cheese and crunchy corn and mushy tomatoes? Yum yum!

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  6. This sounds absolutely ammmmazing. So perfect for summer and goat cheese it the best ever. I can't stand "salads" that are basically just mayo and loads of cheese.
    xJennaD

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  7. yummmm this looks so good. i'm obsessed with goat cheese - so good. and I love tasty summer dips so this is a good alternative to the mayo based dips.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  8. Hmm that looks yami! When I finishes this phase on my new diet plan that I'm going through that i can't eat a lot a vegetables I have to try this salad :)
    Kisses
    SOfia G

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  9. yum yum yum yum, it looks so delicious *,*
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  10. omg goat cheese and corn, two of my favorites! absolutely love!

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