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Salade Americaine Recipe

A sophisticated and tasty summer corn salad! Serves 10-12.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon later
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, plus 1 tablespoon later
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 5 cups fresh corn kernels, (about eight ears)
  • 1 tablespoon Frontier Soups’ Pesto Tomato Dip Mix (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian Parsley and 2 tablespoons shredded fresh basil)
  • 1 green bell pepper, minced
  • 1 small red onion, minced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions:

  1. In a heavy saucepan heat the oil over moderate heat and sauté garlic 30 seconds.
  2. Add lemon juice and wine and cook three minutes.
  3. Remove corn kernals from the cob using a corn stripper or knife and add the corn and 1/2 contents of the Pesto seasoning packet or fresh herbs.
  4. Simmer three minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and place into medium salad bowl and allow to cool.
  6. Add all remaining fresh ingredients.
  7. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until picnic time.
  8. Just before serving, refresh and toss salad with 1 more tablespoon of olive oil and lemon juice.