Fresh Corn Salad

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Fresh Corn Salad

 

Fresh Corn Salad for a Treat

The first time I made Fresh Corn Salad, I had a bunch of leftover corn from a farmer’s market that I needed to use up.  I thought a salad would be a great change from the typical corn on the cob I had been serving my family.  Boy, was I on to something!  Sweet corn mixed with a bit of spicy red onion, earthy basil, and a fresh apple cider vinegar dressing was an amazing combination that really had them talking.  My family loved it so much, I made it for a big gathering and had people asking me for the recipe.  So, here it is!

Simple Ingredients, Big Flavor with Fresh Corn Salad

When choosing corn for your Fresh Corn Salad, look for fresh corn that has firm kernels.  I find the best, freshest corn at farmer’s markets.  They usually have wonderful varieties and will tell you all about how sweet and tender they are.  Red onions can also be found at farmer’s markets, or at your favorite grocery store.  You don’t need a huge onion for this salad, so make it when you can use the rest of the onion in something else.  Fresh basil works best for Fresh Corn Salad.  I’ve used dried with less than spectacular results.  If you aren’t growing your own basil, check the grocery store to see if they have any because it really gives the best possible flavor.  I use an organic apple cider vinegar, as I adore the flavor, but use your favorite in Fresh Corn Salad for the best flavor for you.

Fresh Corn Salad

Fresh Corn Salad

Ingredients

  • 6 ears corn, shucked, boiled 3 minutes and cooled
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 10 basil leaves, sliced thin
  • ½ C apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ C olive oil
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Cut the corn from the cob and place in a bowl.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir.
  3. Chill and serve.
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Adding More to Fresh Corn Salad

If you want more flavor in your Fresh Corn Salad, try adding roasted peppers or other garden vegetables.  You can get a lot of color and flavor with just a few bits of roasted carrots or zucchini.  Even peas or beans can add a lot if you have some.  Add flavors that your family loves to make Fresh Corn Salad your very own.

Comments

  1. Looks delish. I really like fresh corn.

    Madonna

  2. Oh, fresh corn is one of the great things about summer isn’t it? And the salad looks wonderful.

  3. Yummers! This looks so fresh and delicious! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us!

  4. This looks delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe at the #WWDParty.

  5. I love a fresh Corn Salad and your Fresh Corn Salad looks delicious! Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  6. I love this corn salad recipe and will be making it for Fourth of July. I would love if you would share a post on my meet up Monday Blog Party. I am doing Fourth of July cupcake tutorial on Tuesday and I know your post will be an awesome addition! Here is where you can add your post on Monday! http://lifewithjennifer.wordpress.com/

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