summer is slowly coming to an end. i've said it before, the nights are getting cooler and the sun sets a little earlier, although you wouldn't know it from the 30C heat in the day! however with the end of summer comes the harvest bounty! one of my favourite times of the year.
what you may not know, is that my father lives a little out of the city and each year he plants one hell of a garden [i'm going to do a little post next week to showcase the beauty]. we fill it with potatoes, tomatoes, peas, beans, carrots, onions, corn, radishes, bok choy, lettuce, and even grew some kale this year [which turned out sooo good!]. so when he told him that i'd better get to picking, i immediately packed up jack, a few empty bags and drove out to the farm complete with a huge ol' grin on my face. because i knew we were having something fresh and delicious for dinner.
here is one of my newest favourite salad recipes. it is out-of-this-world good. my girlfriend chelsea brought it over to my house one day and i begged her for the recipe. and for a girl who doesn't like raw onions and thinks cilantro tastes like soap, you know it's got to be good for me to crave it on a weekly basis. thanks again for another home-run recipe, chels!
Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad
with Cilantro Vinaigrette
1] brush the corn husks with olive oil and grill [you can also just boil the corn husks too!]. remove corn with a sharp knife, let cool.
2] add all ingredients to a large bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
3] prepare cilantro vinaigrette.
1] whisk all of the ingredients together, taste and season according to your desire.