Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fresh Corn Salad with Basil, Feta, and Pine Nuts.




I have to say that I have been so indulgent lately that my body actually made me, make this corn salad.

Body – “Jennifer eat that sugar cookie”

Jennifer – “ok body, no problem…infact how about two?”

Body – “Sure, two is fine..but there are only 5 in the bag so you might as well eat the other two..”

Jennifer – “Nahhhh…that seems over the top”

Body – “Well if you don’t want cookies how about a glass of wine?”

Jennifer – “omg body you read my mind, I’ll totally have a glass.”

Body – “Now that you have had some wine Jennifer, how about 2 more cookies?”

Jennifer – “Yes please”



That’s how the past few weeks have been between me and the old body, it forces me to eat chocolate, olives, wine, and sugar cookies…no I am not pregnant.

So after many days of iced sugar cookies, body demanded something a bit more fresh and healthy..and so we made this corn salad.

Then we ate more cookies…



INGREDIENTS

6 Ears of Corn
½ Red Onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
4 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 tbs Olive Oil
2 tsp Sugar
2 Avocados, cubed
15 Cherry Tomatoes, halved
Feta
Basil
Pine Nuts, toasted



DIRECTIONS

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in 2 tsp of Red Wine Vinegar and 2 tsp Sugar to the boiling Water. Add 6 ears of corn to the water, return to a boil then remove from heat and cover for 10 minutes.

Remove the ears of corn and let cool, then remove the kernels and place in a bowl. Add in the remaining 2 tsp of Red Wine Vinegar, Olive Oil, Avocado, Tomatoes, and Red Onion. Top with Feta and shredded basil and toasted pine nuts (which you cannot see in my pictures because I suck and didn't add them until after the picture session, most likely I was distracted by eating cookies).



13 comments:

Roz P. said...

I'm doing my best to be good in the food eating department during the holidays . . . everything is so tempting. I just love corn salads and you've add so many yummy ingredients to this! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful salad! The kind I'd gobble in no time...

Cheers,

Rosa

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

this looks YUMMY - and my body has been about champs and cookies too :o)

Marina D said...

This is exactly the kind of thing I love! This is so refreshing with all the cookies happening right now.

Lori said...

I always
Love salads like these. Desmond is adorable. Well, they both are. I miss my babies. Wish I could go back to that time for a visit.

Pam said...

Try having a plate of gingerbread men cookies and a platter of peanut brittle sitting on your counter! UGH.

The corn salad looks lovely, light, and so flavorful.

Happy holidays!

Val said...

I love a great corn salad and this one looks perfect!!

Lizzy Do said...

My body has that same conversation with me...I think that's why I sampled so many treats from my cookie exchange after dinner! I wish I had some of your glorious salad to tempt me instead! Merry Christmas, my friend~

Chris said...

I listen to my body. After eating some of the spicy foods I eat, you can just hear it gurgling, lol.

I like this recipe but I'll be saving it for summer when I get get decent corn, plus I'm going to grill the corn first.

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Lainie2000 said...

I am focusing on eating healthier in 2013 - a salad such as this is right up my alley. Love the combo of the fresh corn with some pine nuts. Yum!

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

Hey, you know what? I think your body knows you best. If it tells you to eat cookies, who are you to resist? ;)

All the same, the salad is great! I wish my body would force me to eat some salad...

Happy New Year!

Julie said...

It looks absolutely wonderful, but don't you think it would be even better followed by a cookie?