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Summer time Recent Corn Salad


Piles of corn on the cob grace each grocery store, grocery retailer, farmer’s market, and roadside stand all summer time lengthy. Positive, you should buy corn on the cob all yr lengthy, however that recent summer time corn is the sweetest, juiciest cobs you will get. Get pleasure from it on the cob with butter, or flip it into a light-weight and refreshing salad that you simply’ll crave all summer time lengthy. Our corn salad provides in different summer time backyard favorites with cucumber and tomato. Slightly onion is added for chew. Avocado will get thrown in for creaminess. Then it’s all about these recent herbs and a easy French dressing.

For different equally scrumptious summer time salads, strive our Caprese Avocado Salad or our Mediterranean Chickpea Salad.

Why Our Recipe

  • Makes use of recent corn on the cob for that recent corn goodness of summer time.
  • Easy French dressing lets the flavors of the greens come by means of.
  • Recent basil and mint style like cool feels which makes this an amazing aspect dish for a sizzling day.

A a close up view of a bowl of fresh corn salad with zucchini corn mint, tomato, and more. A a close up view of a bowl of fresh corn salad with zucchini corn mint, tomato, and more.

This salad is a superb addition to a potluck or summer time gathering and goes superior with any and all picnic fare. It’s also nice as a result of it stays crisp and a bit of crunchy even when inexperienced salads wilt. The subsequent time you see a fruit and vegetable stand, cease and seize some corn on the cob for a terrific summer time deal with!

Ingredient Notes

An overhead view of the ingredients needed to make our summer corn salad. An overhead view of the ingredients needed to make our summer corn salad.
  • Corn: needs to be recent corn from the cob, however when not accessible, you need to use frozen. Make sure you thaw it and drain it completely of all extra moisture when you select to go this route.
  • Tomatoes: Roma are most well-liked as a result of they’ve much less liquid, however any sort of backyard tomato will work, together with cherry or grape tomatoes.
  • Cucumber: English selection (lengthy and thin) is most well-liked as a consequence of its thinner pores and skin and fewer bitter taste. If utilizing a Persian selection (shorter and fatter), peel it first.
  • Avocado: provides creaminess, however may be overlooked.
  • Crimson Onion: pink is finest for consuming uncooked. If it’s an excessive amount of of a chew for you, you need to use sliced inexperienced onions as a substitute.
  • Basil and Mint: dried herbs may be substituted instead of recent in 1/third the quantity, however for a salad like this it’s strongly beneficial you employ recent.

Selecting Corn

For this recipe you need to use yellow, white, or candy corn varieties. If utilizing a candy white corn, you may skip the boiling and use it uncooked.

Examine the Husk: Search for a good, inexperienced husk that matches snugly across the ear. Keep away from any with rotting or dry spots. The silks poking out the highest needs to be brown and nonetheless barely sticky, not dry.

Verify for Bugs: Guarantee there aren’t any holes within the husk, as these may point out bugs have made their means in.

Peel Again the Husk: If applicable for the shop, fastidiously peel again a small part of the husk to test the kernels. They need to be plump and moist.

Keep away from Dry or Shriveled Corn: Avoid ears that look dry or shriveled, as they received’t be as recent or flavorful.

An overhead view of a bowl of corn salad with tomatoes, zucchini, onion, and herbs. An overhead view of a bowl of corn salad with tomatoes, zucchini, onion, and herbs.

Reducing Corn off the Cob

Be sure you use a pointy knife and watch out! You may lay the corn down on its aspect or stand it up and be sure to have a good grip. Begin by reducing one aspect off, near the cob. After that, you may rotate the corn and, utilizing a scraping movement, lower the corn off row by row or as near that as you may.

Storage Directions

Retailer any leftovers in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 4 days. 

Extra scrumptious corn…

Watch the video beneath the place Rachel will stroll you thru each step of this recipe. Generally it helps to have a visible, and we’ve at all times received you coated with our cooking present. Yow will discover the whole assortment of recipes on YouTubeFb Watch, or our Fb Web page, or proper right here on our web site with their corresponding recipes.

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