*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       COMPOSED CALIFORNIA CORN SALAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2                    Ears corn (or more)
    1                    Small red bell pepper *
    1                    Small green bell pepper*
    2                    Small yellow squash,sliced
    2                    Sm zucchini, sliced diag.
    2                    Small Japanese eggplants*
    4                    Basil leaves -- chopped
    1                    Bunch arugula **
    1                    Bunch red leaf lettuce ***
      1/2   c            Rice wine vinegar
      1/2   c            Walnut or olive oil
                         Salt, pepper
 
   Note: In lieu of parboiling, the vegetables can be sauteed in olive oil
   until tender-crisp, if desired.
   *Note: Bell peppers and eggplant should be cut in strips. (Eggplant is
   optional.)
   **Bibb lettuce may be used instead of arugula.
   ***Red leaf lettuce should be sliced.
   Cut corn kernels from cobs into bowl. Set aside. Bring 2 quarts salted
   water to rolling boil. Drop pepper strips into boiling water. Parboil 1
   minute or until color heightens. Remove peppers with slotted spoon and
   drain. Refresh in bowl of cold water. Set aside. Add yellow squash,
   zucchini and eggplants to boiling water. Parboil 2 minutes. Remove with
   slotted spoon and drain. Set aside. Toss basil with arugula and red leaf
   lettuce. Arrange greens on large, shallow platter or tray. In large bowl
   stir to combine vinegar, walnut oil and salt and pepper to taste. Add corn
   kernels to dressing, toss and drain, reserving dressing. Arrange kernels
   in spoke pattern to resemble sun rays over greens, mounding some in
   center. Separately add peppers, squash, zucchini and eggplant to dressing,
   tossing lightly. Arrange red, green and yellow vegetables in sections
   between corn kernel spokes. Pour any remaining dressing over salad.
   Makes 6 to 8 servings
  
 
 
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