Created by: Meg Raines
Created for: Chelan Fresh

The color of this salad alone says summer, thanks to our neon bright Orondo Ruby® cherries! Serve this salad with barbecued chicken or ribs for a festive outdoor feast. We also recommend adding diced avocado or grilled zucchini to change up the flavors so you can make this salad all summer long.

YIELD: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar 
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 ears of corn, cooked 
  • 2 cups pitted and chopped Orondo Ruby cherries
  • Half of a jalapeño, seeded and diced (or more to taste)
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper

 

METHOD 

  1. Put the sliced onion in a heatproof bowl, set aside.
  2. Combine the vinegar and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a low boil. Cook for about 5 minutes until the sugar is dissolved. Pour over the sliced onions, set aside to marinate while you prepare the rest of the salad. 
  3. Cut the corn off of the cob and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the cherries, jalapeño, cilantro and feta cheese to the bowl.
  4. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the vinegar marinade, then drain the rest off and add the onions to the corn mixture.
  5. To make the dressing: Combine the 2 tablespoons of reserved vinegar marinade, lime juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Whisk well. 
  6. Pour half of dressing over corn salad, toss gently, taste and add additional salt or dressing as needed.
  7. Serve immediately. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
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