Sweet Corn & Goat Cheese Salad, with Blood Orange Dressing

Italian Sunday Sessions

with Nicole Hernandez & Amy Withers Riedl

Freshly picked from the farmers market, raw corn is a wonderful and unique base for any slaw salad and can be mixed easily to suit your mood or what's in season. Sweet, healthy and with a great watery corn crunch, this chopped salad has become a favorite addiction. Today, we mixed together an eclectic combination of fruits and veggies by combining some famously paired flavors like Strawberries and goat cheese. Mixed then with sweet apples, heirloom tomatoes and corn's it's sweetness was balanced with a tangy dressing, sharp arrugala, onion and roasted salty almonds.

Some favorite add in's are mentioned here that Amy's used in the past... "Some favorite variations have been chunks of avocado, peaches, raspberries,cucumbers and homemade croutons. Don't forget to play with your cheese selection too. Feta and balsamic reduction offer up a whole different set of flavor!". How about varying your dressings? Well it has been topped with anything from lemon and honey to a more traditional vinaigrette dressing. But we're partial to the beautiful flavor and color that comes from a freshly squeezed blood orange. So that's what we've chosen for you today... enjoy!

Mix in a large bowl...

4-5  "shaved" corn cobs worth of pulp
15 mini heirloom tomatoes, varying colors
10 diced strawberries
2 whole diced small apples
1/2 c. Roasted, salted almonds 
1/2c. onion finely chopped
1 c. Arugula
1/2 c. Goat cheese pinched and placed as garnish