This is an easy one that you’ve see a lot during the summer. Grill roasted corn and black beans in a salad, along with a few other things — you can eat it with pretty much any grilled food. The char from the grill imparts that roasted flavor, and the other ingredients you toss in give it some good crunch.
- Whole ears of sweet corn
- Canned black beans
- Red onion, finely minced
- Red and green bell pepper finely minced
- Jalapeño pepper (optional)
- Freshly squeezed lime juice
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Freshly cracked black pepper
I don’t have a grill, and it makes me a sad person of the testicle-bearing gender. The grill validates our existence as men. Sad, fat, hairy men, who just use this as an excuse to drink beer and fart by an open flame. So, for those of us who live in the city and do not have a grill, well, we have to roast the corn in the oven. Make sure your corn is shucked with the silk off. Rachel Ray shows you a nice way to do this, plus you can practice giving handjobs this way.
Now that you’ve practiced your handjob skills, brush some olive oil on the corn, plus salt and pepper it pretty well, and toss into an oven preheated to 350° or 400° and roast for half an hour till soft. At the end you can turn it up to something hotter for a few minutes to get some color and extra flavor on it. Burnt is a flavor, right?
Slice the corn kernels off the corn by holding the cob upright. Using a sharp knife, slice vertically down the cob against the kernels and they’ll pop right off.
Toss the kernels, rinsed canned black beans, minced onion, red and green bell pepper, cilantro, into a bowl, and mix. Throw in some roughly chopped cilantro, a good splash of lime juice, olive oil (just a tablespoon or so, enough to add fat to the dish), salt and pepper to taste, and toss one last time. Toss that salad. Yeah, like that. Do it again. Who’s a naughty — I’m sorry. Got carried away.
Now if you happen to have this chimichurri sauce from the last recipe, try throwing a few tablespoons of it in the salsa and prepare to have your pants blown off.