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Grilled Corn, Tomato & Black Bean Salad

12 Oct

Based on Bobby Flay’s Corn and Tomato – Sweet Onion Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing and Crumbled Blue Cheese.  I’m not a huge blue cheese fan, and black beans seemed like good addition.

Time: 1hr?

  • 1/4 C rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 C chopped basil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 ears of corn (or whatever you got) roasted in husk.  Give ’em 15min or so on each side at approx 400 F.  Remove kernels as soon as cool enough.
  • 1 vidalia onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 pint mixed tomatoes (whatever kind you got), cut into edible pieces
  • 1 can black beans, drained and minced

Food process vinegar, basil, sugar,  1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper until smooth.

Combine corn, tomatoes, onion and beans.  Toss with dressing.


Eggplant Patties

12 Oct

Holy crap I actually want to eat eggplant!  Based on a recipe from Tales From A Kitchen Misfit.

Time: 1 1/2 hrs?

  • 1/4 C finely chopped white/vidalia onion
  • 1 average CSA eggplant, sliced (approx 2 C)
  • 2 T dried parsley
  • 2 T chopped celery
  • 1 tsp cumin/whatever spice you have
  • Big 1/2 C hummus (can substitute some black beans if you’re short on hummus)
  • 1 C breadcrumbs (can cut with corn meal if necessary)
  • 2 cloves garlic grated/minced

Preheat oven to 450 F.  Spray baking pan, spray eggplant slices and season with salt and pepper on both sides.  Baked 10min on 1 side, 5min on 2nd side.  After cooled a bit, chop roughly to make processing easier.

Reduce oven heat to 375-400 F.  Saute onions and garlic (preferably with bacon seasoned pan, or olive oil).

Process eggplant, onion & garlic, parsley, celery, spices and hummus until pretty smooth.

Add eggplant mix to breadcrumbs in a mixing bowl.  Form patties.  Baked until browned (30min total baking time).