Grilled Corn Pasta Salad is the perfect easy side dish recipe to bring to all your holiday celebrations & backyard BBQ’s. Delicious pasta salad for a crowd.
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Grilled Corn Pasta Salad
I absolutely love this time of year. Do you know why? Because of the abundance of beautiful produce found in the market. I get absolutely giddy when I can pack my cart full of mostly fruits & vegetables. It’s so good for everyone in the family & really encourages us all to eat more of it. Some of my all-time favorites are sweet corn & tomatoes. I literally can’t get enough. I could eat those two things every-single-day. It’s really not uncommon for me to sit down with a whole container of grape tomatoes as my lunch. Then there’s that sweet corn. I mean, I don’t even have to put anything on it before or after I cook it. It’s just perfect, all by itself & just makes me swoon. So of course, I had to use both of my favorites in a new pasta salad to kick off the holiday this past weekend.
I was picking up all my groceries for the holiday when I saw the display. Fresh From Florida sweet corn! I ran right over & picked up about 20 ears. For those of you who are counting, there are 5 of us in our family. So you can calculate how many ears per person that works out to be for a weekend. I knew that I would be using some in dishes like this one, which left one ear per person, per day for the long weekend. Not too bad, but I was still wishing I had bought more. Did I mention how much I love it?
I added some grape tomatoes too- which just happened to also be Fresh From Florida. From local farms to the kitchen table, Fresh From Florida & the Florida Department of Agriculture guarantees fresh & delicious food. You gotta love that! Some of the things you will find in season from Florida right now are of course sweet corn & tomatoes as I mentioned. But also blueberries, watermelon & seafood. Perfect for all your summer recipes.
Grilled Corn Pasta Salad
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 can black beans- drained & rinsed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 16 ounces colorful spiral noodles
- 3-5 ears grilled corn cut fresh cut off the cob
- 2 cups grape tomatoes
- 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Set the bowl aside while you cook your macaroni and corn.
- Fill a large stockpot 3/4 full of water and bring to a boil.
- Add in your pasta and cook to package directions for al dente (usually 8 to 12 minutes).
- Once cooked, drain and rinse under cold water.
- Drain again and add to your mixing bowl.
- Toss to combine with the dressing mixture.
- Grill your corn on the BBQ in the husks for approx 10 min & then remove from husks & grill another 7-10 minutes
- Once cooked, cut off cob & add to your bowl of other ingredients.
- Add the tomatoes, beans and cheese.
- Toss gently until all ingredients are combined and well distributed throughout.
- Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour prior to serving.
Look for sweet corn & tomatoes Fresh from Florida when picking up your ingredients to make this perfect pasta salad this summer!
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