corn salad recipe

Corn Salad with Mustard Dressing

Corn Salad with Mustard Dressing

Corn Salad with Mustard Dressing

I had some beautiful local sweet corn and wanted to make a salad with it. It was a really hot day and the thought of a salad was very appealing. I started by just boiling the corn and cutting it off the cob once cooled down. It would be great using roasted corn, too. I had some sweet orange peppers so I added them to the corn for color and crunch. The dressing was really simple, a mix of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lots of whole grain mustard, a little sugar, a little mayo, hot sauce and salt. I knew I should have written it down, but here is the recipe as close as I can remember to the amounts.


Corn Salad With Mustard Dressing

8 ears of corn, cooked, cooled and cut off the cob

1 cup chopped sweet pepper

1/2 c. apple cider vinegar

1/4 c. whole grain mustard- probably more- I used 2 big spoonfuls

1/4 c. olive oil

1/4 c. mayo

1/4 c. sugar

healthy dash of hot sauce

healthy dash of salt

Combine corn and peppers in a bowl. In a container with a tight fitting lid combine remaining ingredients and shake well to combine. Adjust seasonings and pour over the corn mixture. Stir well, cover and chill a couple of hours before serving. Serves 8.

Note: I would have also added some sweet onion, but I knew one of the dinner guests doesn’t like onions much. I think they would be a nice addition to this salad.

Corn Salad with Lemonade Mustard Dressing

Corn Salad with Lemonade Mustard Dressing

Corn Salad with Lemonade Mustard Dressing

Continuing with my cooking with lemonade assignment I came up with a simple salad dressing. It’s only 4 ingredients and while I used it on this corn salad it would also be great tossed on a green salad or maybe a potato salad. I am always looking for new salad ideas. This is one I will be making again soon.


Corn Salad with Lemonade Mustard Dressing

6 c. cooked corn, off the cob
1 sweet pepper, seeded and chopped
1 small sweet onion, diced
½ c. chopped fresh parsley
1 recipe lemonade mustard dressing- recipe follows

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and chill at least an hour before serving. Serves 8.

Lemonade Mustard Dressing

½ c. oil
1/3 c. lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 T. whole grain mustard
1 t. hot pepper sauce, or to taste
1 t. salt, or to taste
Place all ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. Serve as a salad dressing on mixed greens or with assorted veggies.



Smoky Succotash Salad

Smoky Succotash Salad

Smoky Succotash Salad

I was looking for a salad idea the other day and found the answer in my freezer. I had a bag of lima beans and some corn from last year. I also had a ham bone. Not what you might think of for a salad but I needed it to work. I started by putting the ham bone in a pot with some water and let it simmer for an hour or so- to get some of the flavor out. I added the lima beans and corn and cooked them until tender- about 10 minutes. I figured this would add flavor to them. I drained off the veggies, let them cool, and combined them with a sweet pepper and ham I’d cut off the bone. I still needed a dressing and since I had an open container of sour cream I used that. Here is the recipe I ended up with. It ended up tasting really good. Went well with steaks and tuna off the grill.

Smoky Succotash Salad

1 lb. lima beans, cooked and cooled

4 c. corn off the cob, cooked and cooled

1 sweet pepper, seeded and chopped

1-2 c. cooked ham, diced


2/3 c. sour cream

3 T. apple cider vinegar

2 T. sugar

1 t. grated ginger

1 t. hot sauce, or to taste

salt and pepper to taste

Combine veggies with the ham in medium bowl. In small bowl stir together dressing ingredients until smooth and toss with the veggie mixture. Chill until ready to serve. Serves 6.