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Last night was the epitome of a perfect summer night. The weather was gorgeous, so at the last minute I called up our best friends/neighbors and had them come over for dinner. While we cooked dinner the kids played in the pool, then we ended the evening with a walk to the playground. It was a great night, with good friends and good food. The kids were beat, which always makes for a nice, easy bedtime. Always a win in my book!
In the summer, I try to keep ingredients on hand so I can come up with a quick and easy dinner on the fly, since these impromptu diner parties get more frequent this time of year. I like to keep it simple – grilled chicken breasts, slices of watermelon, and this grilled corn salad. It is the perfect summer to dish to take to a picnic, or to keep in your fridge for a quick side dish. Serve it with some grilled chicken or shrimp for a great summer meal.
No matter where you live this time of year, summer is a busy time for growing produce, and even the hot summers in Florida are no exception. If you want some more ideas for great recipes made with Florida’s best locally grown products, like blueberries, tomatoes, sweet corn, watermelon and seafood, check out the Fresh from Florida website, which is the website for the Florida Department of Agriculture. You can find the link to the recipes here.
- 6 ears of corn
- 2 cups frozen edamame
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- To grill the corn, heat the grill to medium-low. Brush the ears of corn with olive oil and grill until slightly charred, about 6-8 minutes. When cool, cut the corn off the ears and add to a large bowl.
- To cook the edamame, bring a pot of water to boil and boil the edamame for 3-4 minutes. Transfer the edamame to a bowl of ice water and submerge. Drain from the water and add to the corn.
- Add in the cherry tomatoes. Then, add the lime juice and olive oil and toss to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Source: Stick a Fork in It original recipe.