Crunchy Okra-and-Corn Salad with Ranch Dressing
This delicious summertime salad has so much going for it—seared okra, charred corn, crunchy iceberg lettuce, and a rich and creamy homemade ranch dressing. Many people love the crunch of raw okra, but it can be a bit much for other. This corn and okra salad features fresh okra that’s just barely seared on its cut surface to take a little bit of the raw edge off. Make sure your cast-iron skillet is nice and hot so that you can get a proper sear on the okra and the fresh corn kernels. This technique also preserves the color of the okra, whether you’re cooking with green or purple pods. While Crunchy Okra-and-Corn Salad with Ranch Dressing is tasty on its own, you can make it heartier by adding shredded rotisserie chicken, crumbled cooked bacon, or chopped hard-cooked eggs—or all three, for a new take on a Cobb salad. You’ll want to make a double batch of the ranch dressing. It’s so easy to whip up with pantry staples and it makes a delicious dip for raw vegetables or potato chips.