- 6 large ears of corn, shucked
- 8 scallions
- 4 ounces pancetta, cut into 1/4-inch dice
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 12 ounces cremini mushrooms, halved or quartered if large
- Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest plus 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 4 ounces frisée, white and light green parts only (4 cups), torn into bite-size pieces
- 2 tablespoons snipped chives
- Shaved Gruyère cheese, for serving
How to make this recipe
In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the corn until crisp-tender, 5 minutes. Let cool, then cut the kernels off the cobs.
Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron skillet, cook the scallions over high heat until charred on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Cut into 2-inch lengths.
In the same skillet, cook the pancetta over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel–lined plate to drain. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the skillet.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in the skillet. Add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk the lemon zest and juice with the honey, vinegar and remaining 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season the dressing with salt and pepper. Add the corn, scallions, pancetta, mushrooms, frisée and chives and toss to coat; season with salt and pepper. Top the salad with shaved Gruyère and serve.