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Wednesday
Jul202011

Grilled Avocado, Corn, and Romaine Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing

*Post by Angela.

We haven't had a recipe post in what seems like forever. Is that because we've been neglecting our kitchen, spending our evenings eating food made by other people? Not entirely. Mostly it's just because the things we've been making at home aren't all that exciting. But this? This simple recipe is as exciting as it gets, and is the perfect summer recipe to boot. While the ideal way to make this delightful salad is on the grill, we were able to execute an incredibly addicting version using just our little grill pan.

 

 

List of ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup good extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo
  • Salt & pepper
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 ears corn, shucked
  • 2-3 medium avocados, ripe, but still a little firm
  • 1 head romaine (1 lb), cut into 1" strips
First I prepped the dressing by pouring the parmesan into a medium-sized bowl and slowly adding the olive oil, whisking until well-combined. I whisked in the lime juice, garlic, chipotles, and salt and pepper to taste, then set the dressing aside.

 

 

Next, I cut the avocados in half and removed the pit from each, leaving the peel on. I rubbed the cut side of each half with vegetable oil and sprinkled it with a bit of salt. I also rubbed the ears of corn with vegetable oil and sprinkled with salt. I heated the grill pan over medium heat and threw on the avocados (cut side down) and corn. I cooked, turning the ears of corn, until the avocados had grill marks and the corn was golden brown, about 4-5 minutes for the avocado, about 5-7 minutes for the corn.

 

 

I peeled the avocados and thinly sliced them, and cut the kernels of corn off the cob into a bowl. I tossed the romaine with the dressing and corn, then topped it with slices of avocado.

 

 

This salad is awesome. While grilled avocado and corn are delicious on their own, the dressing is what really kicks the dish up a notch - the smoky tangy flavor is fantastic.

 

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Reader Comments (7)

That looks awesome, definitely gonna try to make it. Thanks

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDedc79

Really good. Didn't miss the meat at all!

July 20, 2011 | Registered CommenterAngela

Uhh, we didn't miss the meat because we served it with meat. Don't listen to a word she says.

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Just the kind of dish I was looking for. I love avocados and any recipe with some in it.
Thanks for sharing this one.

I would never had think about mixing corn and avocados in that way but I will sure give it a try. It looks delicious

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjebouffe

Corn and avocados are my new favorite combination! Love them, and grilling them really brings out a whole different aspect of the ingredients.

July 22, 2011 | Registered CommenterAngela

This looks delicious! Thanks for including how long it takes to brown avocados and corn! I might actually try this recipe. xoxo

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCity Girl

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It's so good and so easy! It doesn't take very long to cook the corn and avocados, just make sure to keep turning the corn to get an even cook.

August 3, 2011 | Registered CommenterAngela

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