Goat Cheese Olive Tapenade on Corn
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Grilled Corn with Olive Tapenade

Corn on the cob like no other.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Grilled Corn on the Cob
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
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Ingredients

For the Grilled Corn on the Cob:

  • 4 ears of corn, husks on rinsed, silk removed

For the Olive Tapenade:

  • ¼ cup pitted black olives
  • ¼ cup pitted green olives (stuffed with pimentos)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil

For the Assembly:

  • Grilled corn on the Cob
  • 4 ounces chive and onion goat cheese (or chive and onion softened cream cheese if preferred)
  • Olive tapenade
  • tablespoons chopped parsley curly or Italian parsley (for garnish)
  • 8 pinches paprika for garnish

Instructions

For the Grilled Corn on the Cob:

  • Preheat the barbecue grill on high. Completely remove a couple adjacent pieces of the husk on each ear to expose a section of corn so that it will char. Once the grill is hot, turn the temperature down to medium heat and place the corn (still in their husks) on the grill. Close the lid on the BBQ. 
  • Turn the corn occasionally (about every 4 to 5 minutes) and let the corn cook until the husks are charred (about 20 minutes). Remove the corn from the grill on to a plate and let cool.

For the Olive Tapenade:

  • While the corn is cooling, in a food processor add black olives, green olives and olive oil. Use the pulse (or grind) setting until the olives resemble a paste. Set aside. 

For the Assembly:

  • Once the corn is cool, spread the goat cheese on top of the grilled corn on the cob. 
  • Add the olive tapenade on top of the cheese. Garnish each ear of corn with a couple pinches of paprika and parsley and serve.