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Raw Corn Salad recipe?

synergy Jul 7, 2010 02:10 AM

I love raw corn. While I know I can mix it with anything, does anyone have a terrific recipe for a raw corn salad? Thanks so much.

  1. scubadoo97 Jul 11, 2011 07:03 PM

    I recently made a quinoa salad of black quinoa, baby butter peas, barely cooked corn removed from the cob and a little shallot, diced green pepper, salt, pepper and oil and vinegar.

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      magiesmom Jul 11, 2011 05:47 PM

      corn, freshly roasted red peppers, pimenton, sweet onion, black pepper, best olive oil.

      1. RealMenJulienne Jul 11, 2011 01:33 PM

        Here’s an easy one. Cut 2 cups of corn off the cob and make sure to scrape the ‘milk’ off the cob as well. Mix with 1 tsp. olive oil, ½ cup minced shallots, ½ cup chopped cilantro, ¼ cup minced Serrano chile, and the juice of a lime. Salt to taste.

        1. chef chicklet Jul 27, 2010 01:22 PM

          raw corn or silver corn if you can get it, about 2-3 cups
          black beans drained
          red onion and scallion
          cherry tomatoes halved or if you can get the tiny grape tomatoes leave them whole
          basil, cilantro, and mint
          serrano chili chopped fine

          dressing of half olive oil, vegetable oil, and fresh lemon juice.
          1/3 lemon to 1/3 cup mixed oils
          salt and black pepper
          dressing goes on last. toss and serve or leave room temperature.

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            cathyeats Aug 26, 2010 11:02 PM

            I posted something about this before, but now I have actual quantities! This was SO good, I could eat the whole recipe myself (well, I practically did...)

            Raw corn from 3 ears
            1 cup chopped super ripe tomatoes
            1/2 c. chopped red onion
            1 T. lemon juice
            1 T. olive oil

            Of course, the success of this depends wholly on the quality and freshness of your corn and tomatoes. You could add basil, but I love it just like this.

            I used just-picked cherry tomatoes from my garden, pictured here. http://www.whatwouldcathyeat.com/2010...

            1. re: cathyeats
              chef chicklet Jul 11, 2011 01:17 PM

              I love the raw corn but I think it's much better to saute the corn ever so briefly with a tiny bit of sugar. Let it cool, then make the salad as I listed above. The heat and sugar do something magical to the salad.

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            karykat Jul 26, 2010 10:49 AM

            These all sound good and are giving me good ideas too. I make a lemony couscous salad with lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, chives, garbanzo or black beans and whatever vegies look good but almost always raw corn. Sometimes grape tomatoes, cucumber, black olives. . . .

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            1. re: karykat
              synergy Jul 26, 2010 03:34 PM

              I forgot, I also added black beans, scallions...it was a Kitchen Sink Chopped Salad. Glad I could spark some ideas for you. :-) PS: Everyone at work loved it.

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              synergy Jul 26, 2010 10:46 AM

              Thank you everyone. I made the salad yesterday. I was a chopping fiend so it ended up being more than just a corn salad...more of a kitchen sink chopped salad. I diced up:

              green beans
              red, yellow, orange peppers
              fresh parsley
              onion-ultra thin slivers
              cherry tomatoes, halved
              raw corn
              pepper, oil/balsamic vinegar

              Thanks again to everyone!

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              1. re: synergy
                JeremyEG Jul 27, 2010 10:33 AM

                I just made a squash and cheddar pancake and topped it with raw corn salad with cukes and onions. It was so fresh tasting. Really great.

                1. re: JeremyEG
                  synergy Jul 27, 2010 01:13 PM

                  Your pancake sounds/looks yummy!!!

                  1. re: synergy
                    JeremyEG Jul 27, 2010 03:32 PM

                    Oh thanks. It wasn't as crispy as I would have liked but the corn stayed nice and firm and the textural trade-off was worth it for the melted cheese flavor!
                    I'm about to post the recipe on my blog.
                    Eat well!

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                cathyeats Jul 16, 2010 03:33 AM

                Two of my favorite combinations:

                Raw corn
                thai basil
                red onion
                little bit of olive oil
                lemon juic

                Raw corn
                chopped perfectly ripe summer tomatoes
                red onion

                Raw corn
                fresh diced plums
                (Sounds weird, but it's great!)

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                  chez cherie Jul 15, 2010 04:18 PM

                  here's one we've been using in my cooking classes to rave reviews. a student last night told me she's made it three times this week. sooo simple, and so good!
                  Raw Corn Salad

                  2 cups corn kernels (from about 4 ears of corn)
                  1 Persian cucumber, quartered and sliced
                  ¼ red onion, chopped
                  ½ cup halved cherry tomatoes
                  3 tablespoons rice vinegar
                  2 tablespoons olive oil
                  salt and pepper

                  Toss all ingredients together. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and let sit at least 20 minutes to allow flavors to meld.

                  1. meatn3 Jul 15, 2010 03:59 PM

                    I generally start with a can of rinsed black beans, two ears of corn and go from there. Avocado, tomato, cumin and cilantro work well. Add some lime juice and your favorite hot sauce. Or mix in your favorite salsa instead. It is so easy to vary this and it always disappears fast!

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                      BiscuitBoy Jul 27, 2010 11:24 AM

                      Hey I recognize that one, similar to a certain irritating, stocky, big mouthed, tv personality's recipe. I (and she) use cooked corn however.

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                        meatn3 Jul 27, 2010 05:41 PM

                        I don't catch much TV ...a friend made something similar in the '90's and I've been making various riffs on the recipe ever since. Easy and always goes fast at a get-together. I work a lot of weekends, so it is a quick item to whip up when a cook out is happening on my "week night".

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                      ms. mika Jul 15, 2010 01:06 PM

                      We do a similar corn salad- with just corn, cherry tomatoes, and basil- topped with some olive oil, but we also add in some shrimp that we marinate in garlic and a bit of olive oil and then either grill or saute. It's so good!

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                      1. re: ms. mika
                        acecil Jul 11, 2011 12:58 PM

                        ymmmm - this is one I'm going to try soon!!

                      2. MandalayVA Jul 15, 2010 10:16 AM

                        Chow had a great recipe just a few weeks ago. My husband and I have been eating this like crazy:


                        1. LindaWhit Jul 15, 2010 06:43 AM

                          A recipe I posted on the Recipes board last year is a good way to use corn:


                          Chopped flat-leaf parsley would be a good add as well.

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                          1. re: LindaWhit
                            tullius Jul 15, 2010 08:22 AM

                            I love corn relish, but I've never made it. Its corn, onion, & red bell pepper with a slightly sweet vinaigrette. Generally this was canned so I assume the corn was cooked but it would be even better raw, so you could just make a jar at a time fresh.

                          2. luckyfatima Jul 15, 2010 06:37 AM

                            Salt, lemon juice, melted butter, red chile powder, and roasted cumin. Or skip the roasted cumin and chile powder and add a dash of chaat masala.

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                            1. re: luckyfatima
                              c oliver Jul 29, 2010 03:41 PM

                              You must have to eat it right away because of the melted butter?

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                              JeremyEG Jul 14, 2010 03:49 PM

                              Hey Synergy,
                              I've been eating cold rice and corn salads lately as a side dish.

                              Mix 2 cups of cooked rice (white or brown) in a bowl with the kernels on 1-2 ears of corn
                              Add a few tablespoons of olive oil, a hefty pinch of salt and some pepper
                              Mix with a spoon or with your hands and drizzle in some lemon juice or vinegar (whatever kind you have around)

                              Also, toss just some plain raw corn kernels with the best olive oil you can find and a pinch of salt
                              Grate some firm Pecorino or Parmesan over the top and enjoy. So simple but so good!

                              If you have other ideas, I'd love to hear them! I have lots of corn around!


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                                Jeserf Jul 7, 2010 04:41 AM

                                I love raw corn too. I mix it with candy onion (or any sweet onion), halved grape tomatoes, serrano pepper, cilantro and some lime.

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                                1. re: Jeserf
                                  synergy Jul 14, 2010 03:39 PM

                                  Thanks so much! Do you use any dressing or oil?

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                                    mountaincachers Jul 15, 2010 06:55 AM

                                    I make a similar salad with corn, sweet onion, cherry tomatoes. The dressing is:
                                    1/4 c olive oil
                                    2 Tbsp chopped basil
                                    1 tsp honey
                                    2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
                                    salt and pepper to taste
                                    I throw the dressing ingredients in the blender
                                    I think this dressing complements the sweetness of the salad

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