Grilled Corn and Easter Egg Radish Salad

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Grilled Corn Easter Egg Radish Salad – Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free Vegan Salad Recipe

Easy  |  Servings: 6  |  Ready In: 20 minutes |  Yield: 5 cups

Colorful, crisp Easter Egg radishes pair with grilled sweet corn for this light summer salad.  A simple dressing from fresh lime juice and a kick of chili powder help keep this oil-free side healthy and low-fat.  Enjoy this plant-based recipe at your next picnic or enjoy as a gluten-free, vegan lunch over baby spinach.

Ingredients

How it’s Done:

To grill the Corn:  Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.  Shuck the corn and remove the silks, if needed. Grill the corn for 15 minutes, rotating every 5-7 minutes, until golden brown on most of the ears.  Remove from the grill and set aside to cool a few minutes.  You can prepare the rest of your salad ingredients while the corn cools

To make the Easter Egg Radish Salad:  Scrub the radishes and trim off the bottoms.  Using a mandolin slicer, hold the small green stem end of one radish and carefully slice the radish.  Repeat with remaining radishes.

Slice the scallions and chop the cilantro.  In a large bowl, combine the radish slices, scallions, cilantro, and chili powder.  Juice the lime into the bowl.

When the corn is cool enough to handle, carefully cut the kernels off of the cobs.  Combine the corn kernels with the sliced radish mix.  Toss well, and serve.

Yield: 5 cups

Grilled Corn Easter Egg Radish Salad – Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free Vegan Salad Recipe
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Chef Katie’s Tips

Too Much Spice?  If you’re not a fan of spicy or smoky flavor, drop the chili powder.  You can substitute with sweet paprika or just omit completely.

Not Corn Season?  This recipe celebrates the sweet, delicious flavor of fresh summer corn, during the height of the season.  However, you can make it year-round, using frozen corn kernels.  For the roasted flavor, roast the kernels in a 425F oven for 8 minutes, until golden brown.

Radish Variations:   This salad holds up really well, even after a few days.  For more variety, experiment with different radishes.  Watermelon radishes, French breakfast radishes, and purple heirloom radishes offer beautiful color.  Black radishes add an extra spicy kick.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/6 recipe (about 3/4 cup)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 45.57
Calories From Fat (13%) 5.96
% Daily Value

  • Total Fat 0.71g 1%
  • Saturated Fat 0.16g <1%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 9.42mg <1%
  • Potassium 167.51mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrates 10.31g 3%
  • Fiber 1.57g 6%
  • Sugar 3.19g
  • Protein 1.75g 4%
  • Calcium 8.57mg <1%
  • Iron 10.11mg 56%
  • Vitamin A 371.21IU 7%
  • Vitamin C 0.66mg 1%

Shopping and Gear List

  • Salt-Free Chili Powder, 16 Oz
  • Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware, Square Grill Pan, 11-inch, Black
  • Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Adjustable Mandoline Vegetable Slicer w/ Handguard-Red

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