It’s corn season! What better way to make use of the last of summer than to grill some corn. Corn on its own is always delicious, but take it up a notch by adding it into a nutritious and filling salad!
This recipe also makes a great swap out for your typical potato salad. The whole wheat orzo adds fiber and substance while the avocado adds creaminess and healthy fats without having to use mayonnaise. Try it with the lemon vinaigrette and this salad will be a bright complement to those burgers and brats you’re having.
If you are enjoying this recipe series, you can check out the previous CSA recipe here:
Psst, some of our Johnson Fitness & Wellness stores are actually CSA pickup locations! We’ve got free totes to carry all of your goodies in. The CSA program that we use is organized by Westridge Organic Produce. To find out more about our local Madison, WI CSA program, you can go here!
Grilled Corn Salad with Avocado
- 1 cup uncooked whole wheat orzo
- 2-3 ears of grilled corn
- 1 ripe avocado, cubed
- 1/4 c chopped parsley
- 1/4 c diced rainbow mini peppers
- 1/4 chopped red onion
- Zest of one lemon
Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients:
- Juice of lemon
- 1/4 olive oil
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper
- Cook orzo according to package directions. Let cooked orzo and grilled corn come to room temperature or lightly chill.
- Combine all salad ingredient in a bowl. Whisk dressing ingredients and toss with salad to coat. Serve immediately.