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Summer Corn Green Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

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Our friends recently went to Italy and just had us over for dinner, along with some other guests. We all brought a dish, which is an ingenious way to throw an elegant party and only do a third of the work, having everyone bring a course. I brought this Summer Green Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette.

The corn.

I love this salad so much, and the corn makes this recipe ROCK! We’ve been having it every other night for dinner this week. HA HA. Not really. I do cook the corn ahead of time, and make enough to use for several recipes. How easy is that?

Gathering Together with Summer Green Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Fresh summer produce.

I also thought it would be a great recipe to make for Father’s Day weekend, using the freshest of fresh right now with summer produce!

Gathering lettuce from our garden, I combined roasted corn, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, feta cheese, cucumbers, and radishes.

To me, a summer salad needs radishes! Not too many, but just enough for color and a little bite of pizzazz on your palate!

Summer Corn Green Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

The secret dressing.

Now let me tell you about the zesty Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette dressing. It’s so yummy, and packed with cilantro. When my sisters and I were recently up in Portland for Mother’s Day weekend, we bought the Nordstrom Family Table Cookbook, because we wanted this salad dressing recipe!

It’s a great book, and the dressing is even better.

Summer Corn Green Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Packed with cilantro.

Shake the dressing before you add it to the salad, and then toss and serve. The dressing will be enough for several salads.

I think it’s my new summer favorite – it’s so light and fresh. Packed with cilantro!

Summer Green Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Get ready to party!

Round up your favorite friends, plan a small dinner party, give everyone a dish to bring, and enjoy a very easy summer night’s meal together!

That’s my favorite way to entertain!

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful fathers in our lives, and to my own dad and husband!

What salad will you be making for Father’s Day weekend?

Summer Corn Green Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Summer Corn Green Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
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Summer Green Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

The perfect light summer green salad. Dressing recipe from Nordstrom Family Table Cookbook. Makes enough for 1 very large salad or several small salads.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Yield: 1 giant salad
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  • Corn cobs, boiled and cut off the cob2 T. olive oilFresh greens, cut in bite size piecesRadish, thinly slicedAvocado, cut in small piecesRed onion, dicedFeta cheeseTomatoes, dicedCucumber, diced1/3 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar1/4 cup fresh lime juice2 T. honey1 clove garlic, minced1 1/2 tsp. favorite spice, such as smokey paprika, a Mexican spice, or chipotle chili pepper1/2 tsp. kosher salt3/4 cup canola oil1 cup tightly packed fresh cilantro leaves (cut off the stems), finely chopped


  • To cook the corn, boil fresh corn cobs for 6 minutes; cool and cut the corn off the cob. You can also use frozen corn, defrosted.
  • Heat a saute pan with olive oil, fry the corn for about 2 minutes; add the seasoning. Cool the corn and set aside.
  • Add greens to a large bowl and place chopped vegetables and cheese on top.
  • Add the vinegar, lime juice, honey, garlic, and seasoning to a small bowl. Whisk together, drizzling in the canola oil. Stir well.
  • Add in the finely chopped cilantro to the dressing mixture. Shake or stir well.
  • Pour lightly on the salad; toss and serve.
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Green Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette