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April 2011: Spring Salads
Who doesn’t love adding an easy and healthy side to their repertoire? Grilled corn, sweet red peppers and asparagus combine in perfect harmony for this tasty salad.

Grilled Corn Salad with Asparagus

  • 6 ears corn, husk and silk removed
  • 1 bunch asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-low heat and lightly oil grate.

2. Place the ears of corn on the grill and cook until the kernels are tender, about ten minutes turning frequently. Remove the ears from the grill and cool. Cut the kernels off of the cob.

3. Fill a large saucepan with lightly salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add asparagus and cook until just tender, about 1 minute. Drain in a colander and rinse immediately under cold, running water until well chilled. Set aside.

4. Combine the corn, asparagus, roasted peppers, garlic, basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

April 2011: Spring Salads

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