Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad With Basil-Lime Vinaigrette

"A delicious summer salad! I use a bit less of the cumin for my family's taste. I have used the frozen corn with good results as well. The flavors mix SO well together, make sure you give them a chance to marry. Prep time does not include the chilling time. Adapted from Food Network, the Giada Show. Hope you enjoy!"
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  • For the salad:

  • Preheat a gas or charcoal grill.
  • Peel back the corn husks. Remove the silks and replace the husks.
  • Soak the corn in cold water for 30 minutes.
  • Drain and place on the grill for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Cool completely and remove the husks.
  • Using a sharp knife, remove the corn kernels.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the grilled corn, black beans, garbanzo beans, bell pepper, and mango.
  • For the vinaigrette:

  • In a small bowl, combine the lime zest, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, basil, and cumin.
  • Slowly add the oil, whisking constantly until the mixture thickens.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss well.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour, and toss again, before serving.

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  1. Chef HRL
    Delicious. Very pretty and colorful salad. The basil-lime vinaigrette makes it! Will definitely make again. A unique, flavorful and healthy salad.
  2. Maito
    The flavors were great in this and it was beautiful to look at. I followed your lead and halved the cumin. I also used only one tablespoon of oil for our tastes and omitted the garbanzos, since they didn't seem to fit to us. Grilling/cutting the corn takes some extra time, but it is worth the taste. And I agree on the basil and lime being integral.


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