Thursday, August 16, 2007

Tasty Thursday-Summer Corn Salad with Cilantro Pesto

This is one of my favorite summer dishes because it's crisp, fresh and served cold!
I am not a huge cilantro fan, but in this dish it is delicious!

Summer Corn Salad with Cilantro Pesto

8 ears Fresh Corn,boiled

1 tomato seeded and diced

4 TBS cilantro pesto

1 chopped red onion

1 diced green bell pepper

1 lime, juiced

salt and pepper

Remove kernels with paring knife and place in a large bowl. Add tomato, onion, and green pepper. Toss to combine. Add cilantro pesto. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.

Cilantro Pesto
1 1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro leaves

1 large clove garlic

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

3 TBS pine nuts (optional)1 tsp grated lime peel

1/2 juice fresh lime

5 TBS olive oil

salt and pepper

Combine the cilantro, garlic, cheese, pine nuts and lime juice and peel in a food processor. Process to mix. With machine running, slowy add the olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Process to desired consistency. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.



Jodi said...

Sounds yummy!! Have a great Thursday!

My Life as Mama Jodi

Anonymous said...

this sounds delicious!! A great side dish!!

Renee's Ramblings said...

This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try this out. Have a wonderful Thursday.

Trista said...

Sounds different and yummy! Thanks for sharing!