Grilled Cornbread Salad with Red Onions, Arugula, and Red Wine Vinaigrette
Grilled Cornbread Salad with Red Onions, Arugula, and Red Wine Vinaigrette might be just the Southern recipe you are searching for. One serving contains 525 calories, 6g of protein, and 39g of fat. This recipe serves 8. It works well as a rather inexpensive side dish. If you have baby arugula, onions, dijon mustard, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. The Fourth Of July will be even more special with this recipe. It is a good option if you're following a vegan diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes.
Whisk vinegar, shallots, and mustard in small bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in oil. Season vinaigrette with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring vinaigrette to room temperature and rewhisk before using.)
Spray grill rack with nonstick spray. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat).
Cut cornbread into 4 squares; remove from pan.
Cut each square into four 1-inch-wide strips.
Brush cornbread strips lightly on all sides with oil. Grill bread just until grill marks appear, about 1 minute per side.
Transfer bread to work surface; cool.
Brush onion rounds with oil. Grill until tender and golden, turning once, about 6 minutes per side.
Transfer to large bowl; cool.
Cut bread into 1-inch cubes. Separate onion rounds into rings; return onions to same bowl. (Grilled cornbread and onions can be prepared 4 hours ahead; let stand at room temperature.)
Add tomatoes, arugula, basil, cucumber, and olives to bowl with onion rings.
Add vinaigrette and toss to coat, then add cornbread and toss gently; serve.
Recommended wine: Riesling, Sparkling Wine, Zinfandel
Cornbread on the menu? Try pairing with Riesling, Sparkling Wine, and Zinfandel. In general, there are a few rules that will help you pair wine with southern food. Food-friendly riesling or sparkling white wine will work with many fried foods, while zinfandel is great with barbecued fare. One wine you could try is Schloss Vollrads Riesling Spatlese. It has 4 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 29 dollars.
Schloss Vollrads Riesling SpatleseClassic natural sweet Spatlese with nice acidity and elegant, natural residual sugar. Selective harvest, gentle processing of the must, systematic clarification, slow fermentation and careful finishing are the basics for this traditional Vollrads' Riesling.This wine pairs perfectly with Asian cuisine due to the harmony of sweetness and acidity. Also interesting taste combinations can be achieved through the pairing of blue-veined cheese or a fruit dessert.