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ennuisans Jun 23, 2012 07:40 PM

So I needed a light side dish to go with the sausage potato salad I was making for dinner and threw together fresh corn, a chopped tomato, chopped basil and olive oil. Salsa salad? At any rate it worked so well I'm thinking of making this a weekly dish and I'd like some suggestions, maybe one or two ingredient tweaks, to keep things fresh.

Salt and pepper for sure. I left it out because the potatoes were seasoned already. Green onion might work. Others?

  1. j
    jvanderh Jun 28, 2012 02:59 PM

    You could grill the corn, or add a vinaigtette (or just acid and salt). I like to use garlic oil in mine sometimes.

    1. g
      ginaatcateror Jun 26, 2012 06:18 AM

      The name "texas caviar" never fails to make me smile and drool all at once! A nice flavor addition is, if you can, to grill the corn before taking it off the cob. Adds a ton of depth to an already great dish. It's so versatile!

      1. l
        LauraGrace Jun 25, 2012 08:07 PM

        Make Texas caviar? Fantastic with grilled chicken. Some people use it as a dip but I much prefer it as a side. Corn, tomatoes, blackeyed peas, chopped jalapeno and red onion, lime vinaigrette. And now my mouth is watering. :D

        1. b
          beanodc Jun 25, 2012 03:44 PM

          Try a little jalapeno, lime juice and cilantro. That is my favorite salad with leftover corn. I also frequently add black beans, chick peas and celery for a more substantial salad.

          1. e
            ennuisans Jun 25, 2012 02:45 PM

            Good suggestions. Especially like the avocado; I'm always looking for ways to add that to the mix.

            1. d
              Dirtywextraolives Jun 25, 2012 12:07 PM

              We add ripe avocado & lime juice to that, yum!!

              1. k
                Kater Jun 23, 2012 07:43 PM

                do you mean to add to the corn salad?
                You can add black beans, shallot, roasted chiles, cotija cheese, cilantro, tomatillos, lime juice... that sort of thing.

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                1. re: Kater
                  ennuisans Jun 23, 2012 09:41 PM

                  Yes, sorry I meant the salad. Those suggestions sound pretty good. Beans would make it a lot more substantial.

                  1. re: ennuisans
                    katecm Jun 25, 2012 09:50 AM

                    Love the southwest inspiration; I do that one a lot during the summer. Another direction would be basil and bacon.

                  2. re: Kater
                    LaLa Jun 25, 2012 11:28 AM

                    avocado cubes would be nice
                    diced chili
                    sundried tomatoes

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