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Fresh Corn Salad, a delicious crowd-pleaser
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
21 mins
Total Time
1 hr 1 min
Delicious, healthy and make-ahead, this Fresh Corn Salad is perfect for picnics, parties and potlucks. Leftovers are wonderful for lunch and dinner salads.
Course: Salad, Salsa, Side
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Fresh Corn Salad
Servings: 11
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients for the dressing:
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Ingredients for the salad
  • 15 ears corn
  • 1 medium red onion diced in ¼-inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper diced in ¼-inch pieces
  • 2 medium jalapeño finely chopped
  • ¾ cup finely chopped cilantro plus whole cilantro leaves for garnish if desired
For the dressing:
  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake, shake, shake. Set aside.

For the salad:
  1. Place corn, two ears at a time, in the microwave and cook for 3-4 minutes (see notes above in post about preparing corn). Remove from microwave with a hot pad and allow to cool for 5 minutes. After cooling, cut bottom end of corn off, about 1 ½ inches from end. Pull back husk and silks from the top (almost all of the silk should easily pull away). Slice kernels from husks and set aside.
  2. Combine corn, onion, bell pepper, jalapeño and herbs in a large bowl. Stir gently to combine. Add about ¼ cup of the dressing and stir to coat all ingredients. Taste and add more dressing if needed or serve extra dressing at the table.

  3. Garnish with cilantro leaves, if desired.
Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above in post for more detailed instructions and extra tips.

Nutrition Facts
Fresh Corn Salad, a delicious crowd-pleaser
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 232mg10%
Potassium 346mg10%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 460IU9%
Vitamin C 12.6mg15%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.