Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Perfect Summer Meal

Here are a lot of my favorite foods combined into one meal!

Having bookmarked this recipe for Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad quite some time ago, I decided today was the day to make it.  Fresh local corn is now available, and this seemed like the perfect excuse to fire up the grill.

Actually, the real excuse was for these peaches, but I will get to that in a moment!

I make a very similar salad with just the avocado, tomato and red onion.  Adding the grilled corn was a no brainer; why can't I think of these things?

Well, I did add something!  I added the grilled shrimp.  I marinated the raw shrimp in olive oil, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper and some red pepper flakes.  Measurements?  Yeah, not so much. I soaked some bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes, loaded these bad boys up and grilled them.

While I realize my siding does not make a great backdrop, I liked this shot of my dinner!

With the leftovers I can guarantee I will add some black beans!

Now, the peaches...

I finally caught up on some reading over on Nutrimirror and read this post by m.o.m. - our resident chefs!  I have always wanted to try grilled peaches.  Maybe sometime I will make them with the yogurt, warm honey and walnuts like Bobby Flay does, but tonight, they will be enjoyed naked.  I cannot believe how much they taste just like peach pie!  I did nothing but brush the grill with canola oil as m.o.m. suggested.  The natural sweetness is amazing!

Speaking of naked...Paco officially has no shame!

Here he is in all his glory; this is his favorite sleeping position on the couch.  He kills me.

Here he is caught in a more serious moment.

This is the little man prancing towards me.

I can't believe how big he is already getting!  He can now go all the way upstairs; downstairs is a different story. He helps me on a daily basis with core strengthening.   I often have to stand on one foot as he attempts to chew off my toes!  He is starting to realize when I say "hey!" that I mean business!

He is lucky he is so cute...

I hope you are enjoying a restful weekend, and have a chance to try this salad soon.  Lots of chopping but so worth the effort.

Here are the salad stats; this was for a 188 gram serving (how precise of me and Nutrimirror).  Stats do not include the shrimp.  


nutrition facts


  1. Dinner looks Yum! And, could that dog be any cuter!

  2. Pam is right, that is the cutiest dog I have ever seen. He looks like he is smiling and saying "don't you just want to pick me up and squeeze me".

    the food looks yummy!

  3. That little boy gets plenty of kisses and hugs!

  4. Paco is getting cuter by the minute! (oh - and dinner looks awesome!)

  5. Glad that you book marked the salad and enjoyed it. I like your twist that you put on it. BTW - you have a super cute doggie!!

  6. Paco is so adorable, Kel! He really looks like hes smiling in that photo where hes coming towards you. I dont think he will have a problem making friends. Hes so cute...