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Tomato and Jalapeno Corn Cake Salad with Bacon Dressing

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD
  • 1 fresh heirloom tomato, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • Handful of fresh salad greens
  • 1 small jalapeno corn cakes
  • Bacon Dressing
  • JALAPENO CORN CAKE
  • 3/4 cup corn kernels
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 4 small diced jalapenos
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup white cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp butter
  • BACON DRESSING
  • 4 slices of good quality thick cut bacon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

Heirloom Tomato Salad
Place lettuce in bottom of salad bowl, top with corn cakes and tomatoes, drizzle with warm bacon dressing

Jalapeno Corn Cake
In a saute pan heat the 3 tbsp of the oil over medium heat. Add corn, shallot, jalapeno, garlic and 1/2 tsp salt to the oil and cook until softened, about 10 minutes.  Remove from heat and allow to cool. In a separate bowl beat the buttermilk and egg, add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add the corn mixture to the batter and mix to combine.

Heat pan to medium again, adding the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp butter. Add small spoonfuls of the batter to the hot pan and cook until browned, roughly 2 minutes each side. Once cooked through, set on a paper towel to drain to cool.

Bacon Dressing
Chop bacon into small cubes and cook in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy, Pour the bacon and grease into a small jar. Add remaining and shake. Serve warm.

Tomato and Jalapeno Corn Cake Salad with Bacon Dressing

Submitted by Adrien Good

A great addition to your summer table, and who doesn’t enjoy a little bacon with their salad.

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