It’s spring and that means enjoying the farmer’s markets – I often think of living across from one when I lived in Los Angeles. I lived across the street from The Grove and there was a farmer’s market, outdoor shopping and to my heart’s delight I discovered a Chinese bakery so I went weekly.
I also loved the market’s in France and Prague, I mean any farmer’s market is a delight, but even so when traveling, am I right? I love fresh fruit and veggies so much I would even eat street food in Thailand – the fresh mangoes, oh my!
I’m sharing some farmer’s market inspiration. Just add some Decoy, and you’re all set!
Spring just makes me think of all the fresh veggies and fruits so I thought I would create a table setting celebrating the season with the farmer’s market setting in mind.
But don’t forget the wine. Decoy is is always on hand at the house, just ask our friends. It’s a great way to elevate any occasion.
Now let’s talk about this Mexican corn salad I made and also served at Easter.
It received so much attention and questions and I had to share the incredibly easy recipe – because you know if I share a recipe it means it’s easy. I also want to say I don’t really measure, I just look at it – that’s the best right? But for those who want to know just about how much, I’ll measure it out.
Grilled Mexican Corn Salad
6 to 8 servings.
- 3 Limes (cut into wedges) or 1/4 cup lime juice if not serving with lime wedges
- 1 package of frozen roasted corn from Trader Joe’s
- 3 tbs of mayonnaise
- 2/3 cup feta cheese
- 1/3 cup sliced chives
- 3 tbsp sour cream
- Chipotle powder
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- Grill frozen corn on stovetop. Remove and put in a bowl.
- Add 3 tbs. of mayonnaise
- Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste
- Stir in crumbled feta cheese, chopped chives, 3 tsp of sour cream.
- Serve with lime wedges on the side or add lime juice
- Add chipotle powder and chopped cilantro (optional)
I recreated two of these platters for Easter as snacks to start the day and it was a hit, and also so beautiful! Make sure you pin these for inspiration for your next gathering. I went to the Whole Foods salad bar to get some of the rainbow radishes, peas and artichoke hearts so it was cheaper and easier to make a pretty display without over collecting veggies.
I hope this encourages you to celebrate spring with some friends, bring over Decoy and your latest Mexican corn salad and some farm fresh veggies and fruits.