Corn and Mushroom Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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3 tablespoons sesame seeds

8 ounces button mushrooms, quartered

2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

3 ears corn, shucked

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1/3 cup grapeseed or vegetable oil

1 bunch cilantro, chopped (about 1 cup)

1 small shallot, finely chopped

1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

1 cup thinly sliced radishes

1 red jalapeno pepper, seeded and thinly sliced


  1. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat until slightly golden, about 1 minute. Immediately transfer to a bowl to cool.
  2. Preheat the broiler. Toss the mushrooms with the sesame oil on a baking sheet and broil until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes. Pour off any excess liquid, season with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.
  3. Put the corn on a baking sheet; broil, turning occasionally, until slightly charred, 5 to 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  4. Make the vinaigrette: Whisk the vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in the grapeseed oil to make a smooth dressing. Stir in half of the cilantro, the shallot and 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds. Add the tomatoes, radishes, jalapeno, mushrooms and the remaining cilantro; toss to coat. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper.
  5. Cut the corn kernels off the cobs; scatter them over the salad and gently toss to combine. Sprinkle with the remaining sesame seeds.