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Sweet Corn, Spicy Shishitos, Super Salad

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Lidey Heuck’s jubilant, cumin-y combination of crunchy raw corn kernels and sautéed peppers is hearty and flavorful enough to be a light meal unto itself.

This week brings the official start of summer, and with it comes the kickoff, in my house at least, of salad-for-dinner season.

Our family eats salad with dinner year round. While I cook, our 15-year-old salad captain seasons a bowl of greens with a squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, and then tosses everything together with her hands. It’s always a perfect accompaniment to the meal (and it gets the kid involved).

But summer’s the season when salad barely needs company. Lidey Heuck’s spicy corn and shishito salad — a jubilant, cumin-y combination of sautéed peppers and crunchy raw corn kernels — is hearty and flavorful enough to be a light meal unto itself, maybe with some crusty bread on the side. You can always add some pasta if your tablemates require more heft; just add a dash more olive oil to coat until shiny. It’s a salad for all comers.

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