If corn and peaches were at a cocktail party, I would walk up to them and say, "grilled corn, meet peaches, you guys go great together." Then I would step back and let them come together magically.
I know. You wouldn't think corn and peaches go together. Both do so well on their own. Corn is perfect on the grill, dripping with butter, salt, and lime. It stands alone. And peaches, well, you can eat them right off the tree, stuff them in pies, grill them with a little balsamic and honey, or make peach and bourbon ice cream. In other words: they get with everything.
Let's state the obvious: one is a fruit and one is a vegetable; would people talk if we put them together? "They are so different," they would whisper.
But together, corn and peaches are a perfect match made in my kitchen. Add some onion, lime, jalapeno, cilantro – which makes everything taste better – and corn and peaches come together deliciously.
Corn and Peach Salad
3 peaches, cut in 1 inch piece
5 ears of grilled corn
1/2 a purple onion, diced
1 handful of cilantro, chopped
juice of two limes
salt to taste
1. Boil corn (about 8-10 minutes in boiling water); cook on grill for 1 minute each side. Cut kernels off the cobb. Let cool. OR grill the corn, by following these directions.
2. Mix remaining ingredients and serve.