Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Corn and Kale Confetti

All sorts of new things are taking place in my culinary world. The biggest of them all is my new subscription to a CSA (community supported agriculture) program. I've been wanting to join one for about a year now, and I finally found one that fits my lifestyle, at Southern California CSA. I got my first bag on Thursday and have been swooning over all of the contents, each of which tastes about a million times better than its supermarket counterpart.

Tonight's simple meal is in honor of this CSA. It's comprised of beautiful kale and sweet corn that came in my first bag. The corn is the sweetest, juiciest corn I've ever had, and the kale is pretty phenomenal as well. If you don't belong to a CSA, you can still visit your local farmer's market and pick up some high quality seasonal produce to replicate this in your own kitchen!

This meal can be served as a main course, a side dish, or cold as a salad. It could even work as a salsa of sorts. However you serve it up, it's delicious. Sweet, tangy, and a little bit spicy all at once. And it's incredibly good for you in every sense of the word.

Corn and Kale Confetti
serves 3 as a main course


1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 large onion, diced
1 bunch kale, stems and tough ribs removed, chopped
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
kernels of 2 ears sweet white corn
salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


1. Heat the oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until just starting to turn golden, about 3 or 4 minutes. Add the kale and the water, and put a tight lid on the skillet. Shake the skillet a little bit and keep it covered for about 2 minutes. Remove lid.

Add the red wine vinegar and toss. Cook until kale is fairly wilted, but still firm, about 3 more minutes.

3. Add corn kernels and season with salt and pepper. Toss everything to combine and cook for about 3 more minutes, until corn is just barely cooked. Season with cayenne pepper and serve (hot or cold).

Easy, healthy and delicious! Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. This one sounds delicious and unusual