Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Refreshing Corn and Fennel Salad

My favorite menu item for a get-together is a dish that is simple, easy, colorful, and something new for the taste buds to experience. On Mother's Day we ended up having a little get-together in Dubuque. My parents drove the two hours from Wisconsin and we celebrated with Paul and his parents. Since my place with four roommates isn't equipped for such a formal gathering, Paul's parents invited us to spend the day at their lovely house. The event was our idea so we brought a majority of the food to cook on their grill. Although my parents did most of the work in Wisconsin I made an easy, healthy, refreshing corn and fennel salad as they were on their way. This side dish was colorful and satisfying. I highly recommend making this for summer picnics, graduations, family reunions, or any occasion since its flavors will accompany anything.

Refreshing Corn and Fennel Salad

Bright and Colorful!

Corn and Fennel Salad
Adapted from Food Network's Money Saving Meals With Sandra Lee

2 cups frozen corn, thawed. (fresh corn, cooled, would be even better)
1 Granny smith apple, cored and chopped
1 fennel bulb, quarted, cored, and thinly sliced
1/2 medium onion, chopped
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1/2 cup olive oil


1) In a large serving bowl combine corn, granny smith apple, chopped fennel, chopped onion, and cilantro. Mix together.
2) In a small bowl mix cumin, salt and pepper, vinegar and mustard. Whisk the olive oil in slowly so the vinaigrette doesn't separate.
3) Add the vinaigrette to the salad; coat the salad. Best if chilled for a half hour before serving to allow the flavors to marinate the salad.
4) Garnish with a few sprigs of cilantro right before serving.

It's So Attractive in this Lovely Glass Bowl!

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