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It’s been hot and sticky here which has me reminiscing about our travels through Thailand eating papaya salad. This is my version made with all the summer veggies. It’s fresh, crunchy, sweet and a little spicy. I added fresh coriander to it for a little pop.
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Summer Salad with Roasted Corn and Chili
2 ears of corn, shucked
1 english cucumber
8 oz. green beans
1 shallot, peeled and thinly sliced
1/3 cup chopped mint
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
Place the corn on a baking sheet, brush lightly with oil and broil on high until just beginning to char. Alternatively, brush the corn lightly with oil and grill on high until just beginning to char. Once the corn has cooled, cut the kernels from the cob. Cut the cucumber in half, then using a mandolin or spiralizer cut it into 1/4 inch noodles. Trim the ends from the green beans and cut into ¼ inch rounds. Combine the roasted corn, cucumber, green beans, shallot, mint and cilantro in a bowl and toss to combine.
To make the dressing combine the oil, vinegar, lime juice, honey, chili powder and salt in a small jar with a tight fitting lid and shake vigorously until mixed and emulsified.
When ready to serve, dress the salad. Enjoy!