August 8, 2012

Corn and Grilled Chicken Confetti Salad with Lime, Honey and Cilantro Vinaigrette

After becoming totally obsessed with Pinterest and being inspired by so many delicious summer salad recipes - I couldn’t wait to come home on Monday and whip up this confetti salad. It was so refreshing and satisfying. Cory had a huge bowl of it topped with blue cheese, the kids enjoyed theirs with pieces of hot and buttery garlic bread and I enjoyed mine with a side of sliced cucumbers. I love easy dinner nights. Especially in the summertime.
The recipe is below. Serves 4.

Ingredients:

For Salad:
2 ears of steamed white corn, kernels removed {or you could use frozen, thawed}
2 pieces of grilled chicken breasts, diced into small pieces
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green red pepper
1 small tomato finely chopped
1 avocado diced fairly small
2 green onions finely diced

For Dressing:
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons of honey
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro {fresh is good, I only had freeze-dried on hand}
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste.

Make your dressing first:

{Start with juicing your lime in a small bowl.  I like to squeeze and twist in a fork at the same time to get all of the juice.}

{Round up your spices and herbs.}

{To the bowl of lime juice, add your honey and your seasoning.}

{Add the vinegar and olive oil.}

{Whisk this really well until the oil is combined and set aside while you chop your veggies. }

{Gather your fresh veggies.  You can really get creative here and add in whatever you have on hand! :)}

{In a large bowl, start to add your veggies. I quickly steamed my corn and then removed the kernels from the cob.  You could also just throw in some thawed frozen kernels.}

{I already had a bowl of grilled chicken breasts in the fridge - I sliced then diced them really small.  You want the size of everything in the salad to be somewhat uniform.}


{Finely diced green pepper goes in the bowl.}

{... and red pepper.}

{Slice your green onion and add them to the party.}

{Add in a nice and sweet small tomato.}
{And diced avocado.  Of course!}

{Mix all of your veggies in the bowl and you will have a pretty confetti salad.}

{Mix your dressing once more an pour it over the veggies.  Add salt and pepper and give it a good mix.}


{Put it in a pretty bowl and serve!}


Click HERE to get the printable recipe.

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