Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Summer Side Dish

This is another summer staple at our house.  This recipe comes from one of Jason's grilling/smoking cookbooks - Weber's Smoke - but, is surprisingly vegan.  In the cookbook, the salad is called  Salpicón Salad, but, in our house it’s known as the 'Summer Side Dish' :)  The first time Jason asked for me to make it, I was skeptical....the ingredients seemed...well....weird.  But, I made it and it was a huge hit for us both.  And everyone we've made it for.  In fact, this recipe is the reason why we now grow radishes in our garden.

Summer Side Dish


1 lb small red potatoes
2 ears fresh corn, husked
1 ripe avocado, diced
4 medium or 2 large radishes, sliced thin
2 scallions, sliced thin
1/4 - 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juiced 
1 canned chipotle in adobo
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 cup olive oil
Kosher salt


1.  Place potatoes in a large pot, cover with water and add a good pinch of salt.  Bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Boil until potatoes are fork tender - about 10-15 minutes.  Once potatoes are done, drain and rinse thoroughly with cold water.  Cut the potatoes in half, put the potato halves in a large bowl and move them to the fridge to cool.

2.  While potatoes are cooking/cooling, heat grill to med/med-high heat (about 350-400 degrees).  Grill husked corn for 8-10 minutes, turning every 2-3 minutes until the corn is evenly charred.  Remove from the grill and allow to cool.  Strip the kernels off of the cob (I use this tool - it works great!) and add to the bowl with the potatoes.

3.  Blend the olive oil, lime juice, chipotle pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small blender until well combined.  Alternately, you can finely chop the pepper and garlic and whisk - or shake in a canning jar - together with the other ingredients.

4.  Add the avocado, scallions, and radishes to the bowl with the potatoes and corn.  Pour the dressing over and mix well.  Season with more salt and pepper if needed.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.  Enjoy!

Bon Appétit!

~ Sara :)

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