5 ears of corn, husks removed
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup sliced fresh basil leaves
In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook corn for 3 minutes. Drain and immerse corn in ice water to stop the cooking and to set the color. When the corn is cooled, cut the kernels off the cob, cutting close to the cob.
Toss the kernels in a large bowl with the cider vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Just before serving, toss in the fresh basil. Taste for seasoning and serve cold or at room temperature.
Note: Do not use frozen corn. It does not have the texture or flavor needed in a fresh salad. Grilled corn is another option.
3 cups fresh corn kernels
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
1 large green bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Salt and pepper
1 pound plum tomatoes, chopped
2 cups chopped red onion
1 ¾ cups cooked black beans (or 15 ounce can, drained and rinsed)
½ cup chopped cilantro
5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
8 corn tortillas
Set broiler rack 5 inches from the broiling element. Spray or use a nonstick roasting pan. Spread out corn, jalapeno pepper, and green pepper in the pan. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil 3 minutes, stir, broil 3 minutes more. Transfer to bowl. Using the same pan, spread out tomatoes and red onion. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil 4 minutes, stir, broil 4 more minutes. Add to the other vegetables. Add black beans, cilantro and lime juice to the vegetable mixture. Heat the corn tortillas (until warm but pliable or crisp). Place tortillas on the plate, spoon the vegetable mixture on top.
1 tube of vegan ground meat
1/2 can of black beans, rinsed and drained (15 ounce size)
1/2 cup of frozen corn
1/4 cup – 1/2 cup salsa
2 tablespoons olive oil
Mix the vegan ground meat through the salsa together thoroughly in a bowl. Mold into patties, as big or as small as you would like. Warm a skillet on medium heat with the olive oil to coat the pan. Add the patties. Cook for about 10-15 minutes, flipping midway through.
These are approximate measurements. You could always add more or less.
Serves 2 – 4