Raw Corn, Arugula, and Pecorino Salad

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Serves 4 – recipe courtesy Michael Chiarello

2 cups absolutely fresh corn kernels (from about 3 ears)
3 cups packed arugula, trimmed
1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely chopped fresh oregano leaves
Gray salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 ounce wedge pecorino cheese
About 1/2 cup Whole Citrus Vinaigrette, recipe follows

Combine the corn kernels, arugula, and oregano in a bowl. Add the Whole Citrus vinaigrette, toss, and season with salt and pepper. With a vegetable peeler, shave the cheese onto the salad. Toss lightly.

Whole Citrus Vinaigrette
Yield 3 cups

2 lemons, cut into wedges, seeded
1/2 navel orange or 1 small seedless orange, cubed
1 shallot, quartered
1 teaspoon gray salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups pure olive oil

In a blender, place the lemons and orange cubes. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes, and then add the shallot. Pulse and then blend until as smooth as possible. Strain through a sieve, using a spoon to push through. Discard the pulp. Season the strained juice with salt and pepper. Whisk the strained juice while adding olive oil in a thin, steady stream. The vinaigrette will be thick like a mayonnaise.

Taste for seasoning. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. If the vinaigrette separates, return it to the blender and blend until smooth again.

Recipe found at www.foodnetwork.com