I know, I know – summer is over and corn season is long gone. But you’ve GOT to try this recipe. I don’t know what drew me to the recipe or why I thought it would go over well with my family but holy geez, I am so happy I gave it a try. The sweetness of the corn is perfectly balanced by the salty Parmesan, tart lime juice, and spicy cayenne.
I am usually not a fan of spicy but this dish can really handle some cayenne. I think I ended up adding about 1/2 teaspoon of the spicy stuff! That’s what is so great about this recipe – it’s so easy to adapt!
Make it. Use frozen corn if you must, just make it. I am willing to bet that you’ll love it!
If yesterday’s post was last minute 4th of July ideas, here’s a last last minute idea.
My boys bought their daddy a grill for Father’s Day and he’s been obsessed with it ever since. He’s so serious about it that he’s been going to the grocery store by himself to pick out what he wants to grill. It’s been the usual for the most part (burgers, sausage, chicken) but one day he shocked me with some corn. It was so delicious right off the grill and I knew immediately that I wanted to make this salad with it.
The sweet corn with the tart lime dressing is such a weird combination but so good! And anything with avocado is good in my book! Husband doesn’t like avocado or cilantro but even he liked this. I’m definitely making this again the next time we have some extra grilled corn.
I do recommend using cherry tomatoes. I used the larger grape tomatoes and I felt like they were too big compared to the rest of the ingredients. If you love tomatoes (I don’t) you might not have an issue with it though.
Remove husks from corn and grill over medium heat for 10 minutes. The corn should have some brown spots and be tender and not mushy. Let cool slightly before cutting the corn off the cob. Add tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro.
To make the dressing, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, honey, garlic, and salt and pepper. Pour over the corn mixture and gently toss to combine. Refrigerate for at least 10 - 15 minutes before