Summer is all about salads, especially when all of the ingredients are so fresh! As we all try to stir up the seasonal staple with various veggies and fruits, an effortless beverage for all to share becomes a necessity. Sauza Tequila is introducing a new Sparkling Margarita in a further effort to ease any summer stress. Whip up the salad below, pour a glass of the Original Lime flavor (which pairs nicely with this salad), and don’t forget to share amongst your friends!
2 ¼ cups water
½ cup pearl barley
3 ear(s) (up to 4) corn
Oil, for brushing
2 large tomatoes, diced
2 mini seedless cucumbers, diced (1 ¼ cups)
¼ cup snipped fresh chives
¼ cup crème fraîche
1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
½ tsp. kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan, and stir in the barley. Reduce the heat, cover the pan, and simmer for 30 minutes until most of the water is absorbed and the barley is firm/tender. Transfer the barley to a bowl and allow it to cool.
Meanwhile, brush corn with oil and grill over medium heat until lightly browned on all sides (10 minutes), and remove the kernels with a sharp knife to make about 2 cups.
Add the corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and chives to the barley. Mix the crème fraîche, vinegar, and salt in a small cup and then add to the salad. Gently toss to dress and season with freshly ground pepper to taste. Yum!