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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Corn Salad

My neighbor brought over some corn salad soon after they moved in.  Since she doesn't make it from a recipe, she just told me what was in it.  I promptly forgot about it since it was in the middle of winter.  Now that fresh corn is in the stores, I found a version in Susan Branch's Summer Book.  Here is MY version of it.

4 ears of white corn              
1/2 bell pepper chopped, (any or all colors)
1/4 cup diced red onion        
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro

1/4 cup olive oil                          3-4 tablespoons lime/lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika     1 small garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper to taste

Cook the corn in the microwave. (See ** below)  After you have de-husked the corn, put into a bowl of cool water, while you chop the remaining ingredients.  Remove the corn when it has cooled, and cut the kernels off the cob.  Prepare dressing by combining ingredients in a jar.

Toss corn with remaining ingredients.  Pour dressing over and refrigerate several hours or until chilled.

**To microwave corn on the cob, check out this video.