Roasted Corn Salad


This corn salad is a perfect addition to any summer dinner table or as a picnic salad.  It's fun, fresh, and colorful...and did we mention super tasty?

Pairs with our Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc

Ingredients for the Corn Salad
6 fresh corn on the cobs, shucked, and cut from the cob
1/2 red onion, chopped fine
2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped fine
1/4 cup cillantro, chopped fine
1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
4 red tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
3 Tbsp Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil
queso fresco cheese, crumbled
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper

Ingredients for the Dressing
1/3 cup champagne vinegar
1/2 cup roasted corn (directions to follow)
1 lime, juice and zest
1 tsp chopped jalapeno
1/8 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp sugar
3 glugs hot pepper sauce
1/8 tsp ancho chilli powder
3 Tbsp Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cups arugula
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper

For the Corn Salad
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a baking sheet, place the pecans in the oven until fragrant and golden in color. Remove from oven, let cool and chop. Raise the temperature of the oven to 400 degrees. Toss all corn with 3 Tbsp Italian olive oil and generously add salt and pepper. On a baking sheet, roast corn in oven until it takes on a golden color. Remove from oven and let cool.

For the Dressing
Take 1/2 cup of the roasted corn and put in a blender, then add champagne vinegar, lime juice and zest, jalapeno, spices and sugar, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper and blend until smooth. Keep the blender going and slowly pour 3 Tbsp Italian olive oil. Adjust seasonings to taste.

In a large bowl, toss roasted corn, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, black beans, and tomatoes with dressing. Evenly coat ingredients, you might have extra dressing. Plate the corn salad on a bed of arugula and garnish with pecans and queso fresca cheese.

Serves 4-6
Recipe by chef Hannah Bauman

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