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Ceasar Salad with Grilled Corn, Tomatoes and Avocado



Category

Soups and Salads

Source

Recipe from Susan Nye's Around the Table

Link

http://www.susannye.wordpress.com

Description

A great salad for your next cookout, it’s delicious with grilled chicken, salmon or shrimp.

Number of Servings

Serves 4

Ingredients

2 to 3 ears fresh corn
Olive oil
1 to 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 to 2 T. diced red onion
1 to 2 hearts romaine, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
About 1 oz. Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated

Preparation - Directions

Heat grill to high. Husk the corn and remove the silk. Brush the corn lightly with olive oil.

Arrange ears on the grill. Grill the corn, turning occasionally, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and let cool. Meanwhile, put tomatoes, onion and romaine in large bowl. Toss to combine.

When corn is cool enough to handle, cut the kernels off the cob and toss them with the other vegetables. When ready to serve, add avocado and Parmigiano-Reggiano, drizzle with enough vinaigrette to lightly coat and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Caesar Vinaigrette
Makes about 1 cup

Juice of 1 lemon
2 T. mayonnaise
1 T. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. anchovy paste
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. hot sauce (or to taste)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/2 c. or to taste extra-virgin olive oil

Combine lemon juice, mayonnaise, mustard, anchovy paste, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce in a blender; season with salt and pepper and process to combine. With the blender motor running, slowly add olive oil until thick and creamy.
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