A Corny but Simple Salad

Hello from renovation land.  This morning I snuck into our kitchen to make lunch ahead of time.  The electricians are coming shortly. Apparently the power outage in our kitchen is a result of a broken wire, which requires them to knock holes in our walls in order to rewire the part of the circuit that is kaput. 

I figured the kitchen may be off-limits for the rest of the day, and due to our limited budget I want to make sure that we can eat at least one meal at home today.  

As residents of Ontario, we enjoy one of the greatest summer bounties around- fresh corn!  The peaches of cream variety is so sweet and juicy, I swoon.  Fresh corn is where it’s at people.  Grilling, boiling, roasting- that’s all fine- but in my opinion the best way to enjoy locally grown, (organic) corn is straight up. 

I never really thought about eating raw corn until last summer when I was experimenting with raw foods, and I happened to give it a go.  I have never looked back.  Try some on your next salad, and you’ll be convinced.  

Here’s the salad I made for us today:Corn and Avocado Salad

1 head romaine lettuce

2 carrots, peeled and sliced

1/4 red onion, sliced thinly

1/2 zucchini, chopped

1 cob of corn, de-cobbed like so

Super Simple Guacomole

1 avocado, mashed

Juice from one lime

1/4 tsp salt

Combine and dress with salad dressing of choice.  I recommend Dreena Burton’s Cumin Lime Vinaigrette from “Vive Le Vegan”.  It’s a slightly sweet combination of hemp oil, lime juice, cumin, cinnamon and maple syrup.  I die of happiness.

Have a great day everybody.

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About madebyjill

I'm a vegan foodie who lives in the kitchen. I like to blog about what I make because it's fun to share.
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