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Jul 7, 2010 02:10 AM

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: