1 Suzie the Foodie: Fresh Summer Corn Salad

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fresh Summer Corn Salad

Fresh Corn Moon Salad

Last weekend was the Green Corn Moon, known by many other names including Strong Sun Moon. We seem to be very ahead of the schedule here in Nova Scotia when it comes to corn. When corn is good here, it is unbelievably good. I bought six cobs of corn for less than $1 which makes this salad an incredible deal.

Fresh Corn Moon Salad

I boiled four cobs of corn for ten minutes and then put in a large bowl with ice water to cool down.

Fresh Corn Moon Salad

I learned this trick from Rachael Ray. You nestle a small bowl at the bottom of a deep and wide bowl and brace the corn on top. Slice off the corn kernels with a sharp knife and hopefully the big bowl will catch most of them.

Fresh Corn Moon Salad

Get a smaller bowl and add finely chopped jalapeño. I removed the seeds and ribs from one jalapeño and chopped it very fine, sometimes I just use half of it depending on the size. If you like heat, keep in the ribs and seeds but I just wanted the flavour, not too much heat. Grate one garlic clove into the dressing.

Fresh Corn Moon Salad

Add 3 tbsp of vinegar (I used red wine), 3 tbsp of olive oil, 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of black pepper and the juice of half a lime. Add the corn, mix together and let sit in the fridge to meld for a little while.

Fresh Corn Moon Salad

So refreshing! The only problem is I could eat the entire big bowl of this salad. This is also just the bare bones. You could do so much with this recipe. You could add red onion, olives, tomatoes, pasta... just remember that if you add more you will need to make more dressing. If you like your dressings more acidic use more vinegar or if you like more citrus, add more lime juice.

I loved making this salad in honour of the hot and spicy June moon. You get the heat from the jalapeño but the colour of the sun from the corn. Eating with the seasons and with Nature is a beautiful thing and one of the biggest benefits is this recipe literally cost me pennies to make.


Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

Suzie the photos are gorgeous and I'm enjoying the new look of your site more everyday. Very warm and inviting - just like you :)

Love this recipe and I've saved it to try.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love corn on the cob -- it means "summer time" to me!

Tammy said...

I like fresh corn, but I won't eat it on the cob (too many things stuck in my teeth). I like the sound of this salad, and I know Mike would like it too, as corn is one of his favorite things!

AvaDJ said...

The corn looks so fresh and sunny, so summery, and what a divine way to make a salad. I'm thinking I would like to try this as a side to some grilled shrimp..mmmmmm!