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Raw Corn Salad recipe?

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.

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  1. 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

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

      1. re: synergy

        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

    2. 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!


      1. 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

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

        2. 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

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


            1. 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

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

              2. 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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                1. re: meatn3

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

                  1. re: BiscuitBoy

                    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".

                2. 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. 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!)

                    1. 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

                        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

                          Your pancake sounds/looks yummy!!!

                          1. re: synergy

                            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!

                      2. 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

                          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.

                        2. 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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                          1. re: chef chicklet

                            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

                              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.

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

                              1. 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.