Summer is in full swing here in the Sunshine State and it's grilling season! As much as I love to cook over fire, I also love using my Lodge cast iron grill griddle. The flavors in this grilled salad really highlight what summer tastes like to me, and it was a chance for me to use some pickled greenberries. We canned a small batch of them at the end of blueberry season down here in Florida this year!
To create this salad you need:
- 4 Ears of sweet corn
- 2 Peaches
- 12 Mini bell peppers
- 3 Slices of Brie cheese
- Pickled Greenberries or blueberries and their brine (see below for recipe)
- Olive oil
- Salt + Pepper to taste
- Preheat cast iron grill or outdoor grill to medium high.
- Slice peaches into wedges after washing.
- Coat corn ears, peaches and peppers with oil, salt and pepper.
- If you are using a cast iron grill coat it with oil.
- Place corn, peaches and peppers onto grill.
- Keep watch and cook all until tender and make sure they have nice grill marks. The amount of time it takes to do this really depends on your stove or grill, but it took me about 10 minutes on each side for the peaches and the peppers. The corn, however, took about 30-45 minutes.
- After the corn, peaches and peppers were done grilling I cut the corn away from the cob and dressed it with a drizzle of olive oil and some of the brine from the pickled greenberries.
- I placed the corn onto my serving dish and topped it with the peaches and the brie slices.
- Next I cut the peppers away from the seeds and placed those on top as well.
- I finished it off with a few pickled greenberries sprinkled over!
Now some of you are probably thinking, "What is a pickled greenberry?". Well, greenberries are unripened blueberries. Our blueberry farmer came to us at the end of our blueberry season this year, her name is Sue, and she told us that at the end of every year they just have tons and tons of greenberries on their bushes and that she had always wanted to find a way to use them. We tried them and they taste just like a crab apple! I had a recipe for pickling crab apple saved and I had been wanting to try it for a long time. This was the perfect opportunity! It also makes a great brine for regular pickled blueberries. Here it is if you'd like to pickle some yourself! If you want to skip the pickling and you live nearby we have some jars available in our tasting room!