Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Clean Recipe of the Week: Fresh Mozzerella Salad with Avocado, Roasted Corn and Grape Tomatoes

Organic Gardening

I found this recipe on organicgardening.com. It appealed to me because I could easily make it Raw/ vegan or leave it as is for my family. Yum!

Ingredients:

  • 4 ears sweet corn, in the husk
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese,cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 ripe avocados, halved, peeled, and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pint grape or other small tomato varieties, halved
  • 8 to 10 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Several handfuls of baby greens

Summer Herb Vinaigrette

  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 or 3 fresh basil leaves, cut in strips
  • 2 tablespoons chopped oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To roast the corn: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Soak the corn in a sink or bowl full of cold water for 10 to 15 minutes. Place on a baking sheet with sides and roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until the kernels are tender. Cool to room temperature; then pull off and discard the husks and silks. Cut the kernels into a large bowl.

To assemble the salad: Add the cheese, avocado, tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper to the corn. Drizzle with 1/2 cup Summer Herb Vinaigrette and toss gently. Be careful not to overmix or to mash the avocado. Add more salt, pepper, or vinaigrette to taste. Serve on a bed of greens.

To make the vinaigrette: In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, mustard, lemon zest and juice, basil, oregano, and parsley. Slowly whisk in the oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

serves 4 to 6

Click HERE for a printable version.

Nicole

2 comments:

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

First Comment, Score! haha

I am always on the hunt for new, homemade, doesn't involve soy, gluten or daiy, dressing recipes. This one delivers! Thank you!

And thanks for always stopping by my bloggie and commenting, it means alot :)))

Lizzie M. said...

This sounds scrumptious!!!!

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