Need a fresh salad idea for your summer menu? Try this corn salad I paired with baked thyme salmon:
For four: Four ears of corn Ten sprigs of asparagus 1/2 red onion 3 medium sized tomatoes 1 avocado 1 orange or yellow bell pepper 1/4 c. Lime juice Handful of fresh herbs (I used chives, thyme, cilantro and parsley) About ten balls of fresh coriander (or about 1/4 tsp dried) 4 tablespoons butter Salt, pepper and tajin or chili powder to taste (for the corn)
Roll the corn cobs in the butter and coat with salt, pepper and tajin. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. At the 20 minute mark, add the asparagus to the pan, being sure to coat it In some of the butter and spices as well. Remove the pan from the oven and let them cool. Meanwhile, chop all of the other ingredients finely and mix in a bowl with the lime juice. Smash the coriander with a knife and chop it up too.
Once the corn and asparagus are cool enough to touch, cut the kernels off of the cobs and add them to the salad. Chop the asparagus to about 1 inch pieces and add them too. Toss and top with whatever meat you like, or eat it on its own with a sprinkle of feta or goat cheese.
The salmon is just drizzled with a bit of avocado oil and baked at 350 for 25 minutes with salt, pepper and thyme sprigs. I topped it with a purple thyme flower.
I am a mom of two and wife to a martial arts school owner, full-time social media professional and avid cook and gardener. I love creating recipes and involving my kids in the process. The food we cook is usually dairy-free and gluten-free, and sometimes paleo, but we make exceptions (ahem, sourdough bread). The “hippie” part of this blog comes into play in the ingredients we use—I’m pretty vigilant about the health of my family and you could even call me “crunchy.” The “modern” part is that I am busy! You won’t catch me making my own nut milk or churning butter (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I’m more than happy to take the shortcuts provided by our lovely grocery stores and online shopping —especially in the midst of this global pandemic.