EASY SUMMER CORN SALAD

by Olivia
EASY SUMMER CORN SALAD

This Easy Summer Corn Salad is a refreshing and vibrant dish that’s perfect for any summer gathering. It’s quick to prepare and full of fresh, colorful ingredients. Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Easy Summer Corn Salad?

  • Fresh and Flavorful: Bursting with fresh summer flavors and a zesty lime dressing.
  • Quick and Easy: Simple ingredients and minimal prep time.
  • Versatile: Perfect as a side dish for BBQs, picnics, or any meal.
  • Healthy: Packed with fresh vegetables and light dressing.

Ingredients For Easy Summer Corn Salad

  • 4 cups sweet corn off the cob or frozen (defrosted)
  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro

Directions:

  1. Combine Ingredients:
    • In a medium bowl, add the sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, green pepper, red onions, olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, salt, pepper, and chopped cilantro.
  2. Mix Well:
    • Give all the ingredients a good stir to combine and evenly coat with the dressing.
  3. Chill:
    • Cover the bowl with Saran Wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together beautifully.
  4. Serve:
    • Serve chilled and enjoy this refreshing summer salad.

Notes:

  • Corn: Fresh corn off the cob is best for this recipe, but frozen (defrosted) or canned corn works too.
  • Adjust Seasonings: Taste and adjust the salt and pepper according to your preference.
  • Make Ahead: This salad can be made a day in advance and kept in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
EASY SUMMER CORN SALAD

EASY SUMMER CORN SALAD

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Variations:

  • Add Avocado: For a creamy texture, add diced avocado just before serving.
  • Spicy Kick: Add a diced jalapeño or a pinch of red pepper flakes for some heat.
  • Different Herbs: Substitute cilantro with fresh parsley or basil for a different flavor profile.

Equipment:

  • Medium bowl
  • Saran Wrap
  • Knife and cutting board

Storage:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Stir well before serving again.

What to Serve with This Easy Summer Corn Salad ?

This summer corn salad pairs wonderfully with grilled chicken, fish, burgers, or as part of a picnic spread.

Tips:

  • Fresh Lime: Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Uniform Cuts: Dice the vegetables into uniform pieces for even distribution and a pleasing texture.
  • Chill Time: Chilling the salad allows the flavors to meld and enhances the taste.

FAQ:

Q: Can I use canned corn instead of fresh or frozen?

A: Yes, you can use canned corn. Just be sure to drain and rinse it well before using.

Q: How long can this salad be stored in the refrigerator?

A: The salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Q: Can I add other vegetables to this salad?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to add cucumbers, bell peppers, or any other fresh vegetables you like.

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EASY SUMMER CORN SALAD

EASY SUMMER CORN SALAD

Yield: Makes about 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This Easy Summer Corn Salad is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Enjoy making and sharing this fresh and vibrant dish with your loved ones!

Ingredients

  • - 4 cups sweet corn off the cob or frozen (defrosted)
  • - 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • - 1 green pepper, diced
  • - 1/2 cup red onions, sliced
  • - 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • - Juice of 1 lime
  • - Zest of 1 lime
  • - Salt & pepper to taste
  • - 1/3 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

1. In a medium bowl, add the sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, green pepper, red onions, olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, salt, pepper, and chopped cilantro.
2. Give all the ingredients a good stir to combine and evenly coat with the dressing.
3. Cover the bowl with Saran Wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
4. Serve chilled and enjoy this refreshing summer salad.

Notes

Approximate Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 150 kcal per serving
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 3g

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