It’s grilling season! Better yet, summer is here! Summer is here and I’m ready for summer salads, summer cocktails and summer sun bathing! I’ve made this salad two weekends in a row now because I simply can not get enough.
Simply and easy recipe that has all the flavors I love. Grilled corn, sauteed onions and peppers with cotija cheese and lime..What’s better than that?! Fresh flavors and oh so beautiful.
And when you have cake laying around you’ll be glad that you have something light that you can feel good about eating. I went on a cooking rampage today this was one of the many recipes that I tested, wrote down, measured, weighed, judged, photographed and as always, ate. Eating is the toughest part of the job.
Now, beware, there is one ingredient in this dish that might not be the healthiest option. Mayonnaise. You heard it here first. I’m sorry, I’m not sorry, I had to do it. It needed the creamy factor and that’s the one that sufficed. With or without is great. You can choose to omit if you’re being good it doesn’t make the dish any less wonderful than it already is. I tried Greek yogurt in its place but it just wasn’t the same. I suggest trying out both and see which one suits you.
Preheat your grill to medium high heat or preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Grill the corn for 20 minutes until golden brown. Rotate the corn every so often to cook all sides.
Once the corn is done, remove and allow to cool before cutting the kernels off the cob.
Meanwhile, in a large pan add the olive oil and heat over medium high heat.
Add the onion, red bell pepper and jalapeno to the pan.
Season with salt and pepper and saute until tender, about 10 minutes.
Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the lime juice and remove the pan from heat.
In a large bowl, toss together the corn, onion and pepper mixture, mayonnaise, green onions, cilantro and cotija cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Refrigerate or serve at room temperature.
Savor and Enjoy!