Wednesday, May 26

{grabbing greens} savory summer salad

Sometimes I need to mix and match. Marry the flavors because well... I just like them all so I can't choose.

Thus inspired this savory summer salad. A cheesy buttermilk dressing, grilled corn, a beautiful tomato and some caramelized onions. Yep - I couldn't choose ... so they all came together for me in a rather tasty salad.

savory summer salad by ann west

bibb lettuce or romaine will do - I cut mine in wedges for fun
roasted corn - corn rubbed in olive oil cooked on the grill until done! Then sliced off the cob
one beautiful tomato - sliced thick
1 or 2 onions sliced super thin and caramelized in olive oil or butter

buttermilk dressing by ann west

1 cup buttermilk
goat cheese
1/4 c sour cream
1 shallot minced
3-4 basil leaves
3-4 mint leaves
1 tbls of cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
dash or two of cayenne pepper

Mix the creamy ingredients first. Then add your herbs chopped very fine. If you are using a processor - don't over process or you will have a green goddess dressing.



frenchie said...

mmmmh! roasted corn is such a lovely idea...i might try that tomorrow. question...will i find corn to grill in french grocery store!

ann said...

Hmm that is a wonder. I am sure you can find another replacement. Good to hear from you! ann

Shari Lidji said...

yum ann. this is my favorite way to eat! inspired combo...

amy said...

yum yum! love the photo of stinky by the way! ha ha! so funny. I am laughing. Hope you have a GREAT weekend. It has been a busy start to summer already! Lets make an ongoing amy and ann day soon! XO. amy

Bryan said...

WOW what a great looking salad! Love all the fresh ingredients!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

We don't have the right tomatoes for this yet, but when we do...this will be fantastic!

Kristen In London said...

Oh, Ann, this looks MAGICAL! And it's July in Connecticut: just the right season for everything... the juicy tomatoes, the sweet corn, a crispy red onion, all from the vegetable stand... how do you think it would be to add lemon zest/juice to the dressing? I seem to squeeze at least two lemons PER day!

Thanks for this gorgeous recipe!