Corn, Bean & Cheese Salad
PREP TIME: 30 MINS
COOK TIME: 30 MINS
3 ears Inca’s Food Choclo or other corn
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 1/2 ounces (100 g) bacon lardons
1 (7 ounce/200 g) can butter beans, drained and rinsed
1 large red onion, cut into 3/8 inch (1 cm) dice
4 large tomatoes, seeded and cut into 3/8 inch (1 cm) dice
1/4 Inca’s Food Rocoto Chili, seeded and very finely chopped
7 ounces (200 g) queso fresco or feta cheese, cut into small cubes
1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
A pinch of superfine sugar
A squeeze of lime juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Drain and plunge into iced water to cool down and then cut or break off the kernels from the cob.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and sauté the bacon lardons for a few minutes, until they are crisp and brown. Drain on paper towels.
Put the choclo, butter beans, onion, tomatoes, chili, and cheese in a large bowl. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl or jug and pour into the bowl of salad. Gently toss everything together, trying not to break up the cheese.
Divide the salad among 4 shallow bowls and sprinkle over the bacon lardons and parsley.
Adapted from: https://www.seriouseats.com/ensalada-miraflores-corn-bean-and-cheese-salad-from-ceviche-peruvian-kitchen