Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Summer Salads: Asparagus Corn Salad

I tried some new to me salads this weekend. Two are veggie based salads. Sometimes I get sick of your run of the mill garden salad, you know? But I mainly just want to eat veggies together so I needed an alternative. This was my favorite of the three I tried.
Original recipe from Fat Girl in a Skinny Body

Ingredients
3 ears corn, shucked
2 bunches asparagus, ends trimmed and cut in 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp pepper (I used white)

Directions
Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. When the water reaches a boil, add a big pinch of kosher salt, then add the corn to the water and boil for 5 minutes. Remove corn and set it aside to cool. Do not dump the water or turn off the heat.

In the same water, add the cut asparagus and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the pot and set aside to cool.

Once the corn is cool enough to touch, cut off the kernels with a sharp knife and add the kernels and asparagus pieces to a large bowl. I broke the corn pieces up with my fingers a bit.

In another bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and mix well to combine. Chill before serving. This can be made two days ahead of time.
Cover salad and store in fridge, cover leftover dressing and store on counter top for up to two hours. Before serving, add more dressing if desired, then store in fridge.

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Haikuesday
Asparagus pee...
Big topic of discussion.
Oh, it's not? Well then.
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23 comments:

  1. Oh that sounds really good, I love asparagus so I will have to try this one. Asparagus pee is a topic of discussion! ;)

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  2. The haiku is fabulous this week, ha!

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  3. I have a love hate relationship with asparagus but when its good, its good!

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  4. Everyone raves about shaved brussel sprouts, but I have still never had. I need to change this!

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  5. Asparagus pee
    always always worth noting!
    so much fun to pee!

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  6. I don't love asparagus so much, but I bet that salad would be good with green beans too! Looks great!

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  7. This looks delicious. I roast and grill asparagus with lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper all the time. This is a nice change from the standard side. Asparagus pee... yikes!

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  8. I love fun salads like this! I have a brussels sprout and kale salad that I make sometimes and yum yum yum! I never liked brussels before but now I am finding new ways to incorporate it in.

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  9. Well that sounds delicious!!! Definitely going to make that! <3

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  10. Yum. Now I want a veggie salad for lunch! They sound easy enough - perhaps I will get myself into a kitchen soonish to copy (though don't count on it...)

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  11. All of the salads look lovely and sound delicious. I wish I loved veggies as much as sugar and heavy carbs. I am not watching Dr. Oz anymore, he makes me nuts. That was random, but I mean it.
    Who invented sugar
    no one can live without it
    Temptation wins

    Love your Momma

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  12. this sounds refreshing and delicious! salads are the best in the summer!

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  13. These sound great!!! I am all about big summer salads... so easy and fresh!

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  14. Two of my favorite veggies! Looks delish! Thanks for linking up!

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  15. I love anything with asparagus, this looks amazing! :)

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  16. Yum! That ramen salad looks really awesome.

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  17. The asparagus pee is the worst! Still eat it though. The asparagus, not the pee. Seems easy enough, I will definitely give it a shot!

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  18. I read this before I went to the store this morning and picked up asparagus and corn. Looks good!

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  19. I would eat the shit out of ALL of these! We just bought some fresh asparagus yesterday, too!

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  20. My coworker makes that ramen one and always raved about it yet I still haven't made it or tried it!

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  21. I had a salad with ramen in it for the first time this last Christmas and I thought it was rather weird but I am adventurous so I tried it out. I am sooo glad I did because it is quite delish. Brussels sprouts I already like so it looks like I am gonna have to try this.

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