Fresh Mozzarella Salad with Avocado, Roasted Corn and Grape Tomatoes

Fresh Mozzarella Salad with Avocado, Roasted Corn and Grape Tomatoes

Serves 4 to 6

Serve this salad with chicken, fish, grilled tofu or simply on its own to wow a crowd. With tomatoes, corn, chives, basil and black beans, it packs a healthy dose of antioxidants.

Ingredients: 
  • 4 ears sweet corn, in the husk
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 ripe avocados, halved, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans
  • 10 large fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 5 cups baby arugula, spinach or romaine lettuce for serving
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 400°F. Soak corn in the sink or a bowl filled with cold water for 10 to 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare vinaigrette by whisking together oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, chives, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Once corn has soaked, place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast for 25 minutes, until kernels are tender. Cool to room temperature, then discard husks and silks. Cut the kernels off the cobs and put them in a large bowl. Add mozzarella, avocados, tomatoes, black beans and basil.

Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Toss gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper and serve over a bed of greens.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:420 calories (240 from fat), 27g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (8g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 17g protein
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