Thursday, August 4, 2011

Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

A few days ago I received a lovely package on my door step. The box contained about a dozen avocados from my Aunt Petra. They live in an avocado grove in California! I was so excited to receive them and so excited to start cooking with them. We love avocados in our house!

3 large (firm but ripe) avocados
1 zucchini
2 tomatoes
2 ears of corn
1 bell pepper
1 bunch of cilantro
1 clove of garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt

Carefully peel and dice your avocados. Dice tomatoes and bell peppers about the same size.
Grill the corn and zucchini. We wrap our corn in foil with olive oil, salt, & pepper to cook then char it on the grill at the end.
Slice grilled corn off the cob into the salad. Dice the grilled zucchini and place into salad.
In a blender, blend the whole head of cilantro with olive oil, balsamic, sugar, salt, garlic, and lime juice. 
Drizzle the salad with the the vinaigrette and toss.

We ate ours with grilled chicken. It was so delicious and it was even better on day two once the flavors "melded" together!


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