Fresh Corn Salad

This is a great spring and summer salad that can also be used as relish with summer meat and fish dishes.

Fresh Corn Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 4 -6
 
This salad goes very well with seafood dishes especially shrimp, octopus and scallops – and with cold meat salads such as chicken salad, ham salad or tuna salad. As a relish it adds a nice component to fish tacos, quesadillas and – believe it or not – hot dogs.
Ingredients
  • 6 - 8 ears of sweet corn
  • 4 - 6 mild to medium chilies (Anaheim, red, orange or yellow bells, banana peppers, etc...)
  • 1 bunch of scallions
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 small basket of grape or cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh herbs to taste (sage, oregano, cilantro, dill, thyme, etc...)
Instructions
  1. Shuck the corn and cut the kernels from the cob
  2. In a large bowl (glass, ceramic or stainless steel preferred) combine all the ingredients except the tomatoes.
  3. Allow salad to sit for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.
  4. Adjust seasoning to taste
  5. Serve sprinkled with the tomatoes
Notes
Add crumbled feta cheese and sliced roasted beets Add grated sharp cheddar and diced Granny Smith green apples Add ½ cup diced jicama and substitute diced tomatillo (husk tomato) for half the grape or cherry tomatoes Substitute rice wine vinegar for cider vinegar. Add ½ cup grated daikon (Japanese giant white radish) and 2 tablespoons ponzu (Japanese citrus sauce) Dice and drain the tomatoes and fold them into the salad. Use as relish or condiment for summer dishes if you're of a mind to do so.

In a sealed container this salad will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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5 Responses to “Fresh Corn Salad”

  1. The Razzler Says:

    Mmmmmm, can’t wait to try this out!

  2. jonolan Says:

    I hope you like it. I know I do 😉

  3. Moriah Says:

    Sounds fabulous!!

  4. Aafke Says:

    Hey! a recipe! Sounds great! Will try it! 🙂

  5. jonolan Says:

    Aafke,

    Yes, a recipe! LOL Reflections From A Murky Pond is “the eclectic ramblings of jonolan” – that includes recipes on occasion since I love to cook and love to eat. 😉 There will be more posted soon.

    I hope you like the corn salad!

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