Monday, June 8, 2009

Mmmm Mmmm Good

My dinner plate looked so yummy I had to take a picture for you all. Sunday afternoon I put some ribs in the oven and slow-cooked them for a few hours.

I also made a recipe called Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad.
I wanted to share it with you because it was so delicious and perfect for summer.

For the Salad:

4 ears of corn, kernels removed (about 3 cups)
1-1/2 pounds of grape tomatoes halved ( I used regular fresh tomatoes
1 pound of fresh mozzarella, diced
2 medium avocados, diced

For the Dressing:

1 1/2 cups packed fresh cilantro
1/2 cup good -quality extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
freshly ground pepper to taste.

Combine the dressing ingredients in a blender, process until smooth.
Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss with the dressing.
Let sit at least 15 minutes before serving,
or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.

I found this recipe in a recent issue of Food Network Magazine.

I have a confession to make. I bought the fresh mozzarella and can you believe I completely forgot to put it in the dish. I couldn't believe I did that. It was good without it so if you want to leave it out you can. Now I have to figure out something to make with all that cheese....

I added a little watermelon on the side and I have to tell you it was just a really good, simple summer meal.

Let me know if you decide to make the salad. I hope you like it!

Happy summer eating


Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

Yo' dinner ain't got nuthin' on mah cupcakes, girlfriend! Rawr! ;-)

Tracy P. said...

Yum! How can you go wrong with those ingredients?! I'll have to try it. It's very close to cowboy caviar. Some black beans would be yummy in it.

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh Yum! I love corn, tomato AND avocado! I think I may be drooling just a little bit.

Mary said...

That salad looks exactly like one I would enjoy, I'm going to make this.
Thanks for stopping by and I'll come back for your garden posts. I love touring gardens too! I'm going to DC in 2 weeks. My husband picked out a garden for me to tour! I can't remember the name now but I will blog about it.
I think there is nothing so peaceful as touring gardens. I'll be posting the other homes I toured too. I love finding inspiration in others gardens.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...


Thanks for the corn salad recipe! I printed it out and I'm gonna make it this week!!

Tiffany said...

Yummy! We had ribs last night and they were delicious, if I say so myself!

I'm not much on avacado, so I don't know if I'd like your salad -but it certainly looks yummy!

My husband would really think I'd flipped if I took a picture of my food before I ate it!

Shelley in SC said...

Oh my word!! That salad looks amazing. I'm off to the grocery store for the avocados!!

Ronnica said...

That sounds good!

Deb said...

Joy...looks yummy...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Joy, Your salad sounds great. I may try that one sometime. your ribs also sound great!!!! When is dinner??? I'm coming!!!! ha ha

Hope you are having a good summer so far.

Betty said...

Looks really good! So we ate the same thing Sunday....ribs! :) Except mine were grilled.

LuLu said...

that is my kind of salad! I could eat that everyday. Thank you for the recipe I have to make it! Ribs...yummmm
I love summer time meals.

Joyfulsister said...

HI Joy
((Hugz))) What a delicious summer meal simple and tasty yummmm!!!
That is how my family and have been listening lately, it been so hot and humid here in Hawaii . Thanks for dropping by and for always being such an encouraging sistah to me.

Hugz Lorie

Berni aka Vic Grace said...

Salad looks delicious but I would have to replace the corn as it has too much starch. Ribs are a favourite.

Joyfulsister said...

I wanted to ask you how you did the scrolling on the right sidebar. It really saves alot of space. How did you get it to scroll and still be able to click on it to go to each persons blog??

Thanks for your help..Lorie

Joanna Jenkins said...

That looks like the perfect summer supper! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'll try it soon.
this is my first visit to your blog. I'll be back again soon!

tricia said...

thanks for the recipe. it looks great. i will have to try it.

Gombojav Tribe said...

I'm so making this salad!!! YUMMY!!!