Two Peas and Their Pod

Blueberry Corn Salad

The weather is perfect in Salt Lake City right now, which makes me want to lay on a blanket in the grass and do nothing else. Too bad my “to do” list is a mile long. I am behind after being in Seattle last week for BlogHer Food. I’m not complaining because Seattle was totally worth it, but that blanket in the sun is still calling my name:)

I finally made it to the store yesterday. We had no food in our house when we got home from Seattle. I picked up blueberries because they were on sale and sweet corn because it looked good. I made one of my favorite summer salads for dinner-Blueberry Corn Salad. It hit the spot!

This salad is light and refreshing. I love the pop of color and juiciness the blueberries add to the corn salad. The cucumbers also add a nice crunch. The salad is full of flavor thanks to the cilantro, jalapeño, red onion, and honey lime dressing.

Celebrate summer by making this Blueberry Corn Salad. It is simple to make and it can be made in advance which makes it perfect for summer bbq’s, picnics, and pool parties.

We have some salad leftover from dinner so I might sneak outside and lay on that blanket with a bowl of Blueberry Corn Salad. Sounds like a great lunch to me. And I know Caleb will appreciate being outside.

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Blueberry Corn Salad

Yield: Serves 6-8

Simple summer salad with blueberries, sweet corn, cucumbers, cilantro, jalapeño, red onion, and a honey lime dressing.

Ingredients:

6 ears fresh sweet corn, husked
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cucumber, sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

1. In a large pot, bring water to boiling. Add corn. Cook for 5 minutes, or until tender. When cool enough to handle, cut corn from the cobs. Discard cobs.

2. In a large serving bowl, combine corn, blueberries, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno. To make the dressing, whisk together lime juice, oil, honey, cumin, salt, and pepper. Pour dressing over salad and stir until combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Note-you can make this salad a day in advance. It keeps well.

Recipe adapted from BHG

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90 Responses to “Blueberry Corn Salad”

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 13, 2012 @ 3:25 am

    looks delish – honey & cumin…yum!

    been seeing Caleb’s sweet face all over the BlogHer recap posts in the sphere. He’s such!! a cutie :)

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    Erica — June 13, 2012 @ 6:37 am

    Sounds so refreshing- perfect for summer. I hear you…I totally want to ditch my to do list

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    Mmm this sounds awesome!

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    Madeleine @ Teenie Baker — June 13, 2012 @ 7:00 am

    Wow, I would never have thought to pair these flavours together, but I love them both, so I should try this out!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — June 13, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    I love any excuse to eat more blueberries during the summer. This looks delicious!

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    This looks so refreshing! I heart blueberries!

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    Rachel Cooks — June 13, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    This looks so delicious and refreshing. Love it!

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — June 13, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    Whoa – love this ingredient combination! Looks like a perfect dish for summer!!

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    Summer — June 13, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    I’m not sure if this salad would be suited for everyone, but we’re adventurous eaters and love to try new things, so I would definitely make this. I’ve had blueberry salsa before and that was light and flavorful.

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    Sarah Jones — June 13, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    There is an asterisk after the jalapeno pepper but no further comment. Why?

    • Two Peas replied: — June 13th, 2012 @ 9:18 am

      I deleted it! No reason, just a typo:) I guess you could leave it out if you don’t like spicy!

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    Cookbook Queen — June 13, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    This is BEAUTIFUL!!

    I know what you mean about catching up…I had to do grocery shopping yesterday and spent the whole day running!!

    A big bowl of this might give me the burst of energy I need.

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — June 13, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    wonderful idea! We are addicted to blueberries over here! Can’t wait to see you in a few more weeks!

    • Two Peas replied: — June 13th, 2012 @ 9:18 am

      I can’t believe it is only a few more weeks! Can’t wait to see you!

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    Russell van Kraayenburg — June 13, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    Looks like we’re on the same page with blueberries! I thought I was the only one who liked to sneak blueberries into different recipes. This looks scrumptious!

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    katie — June 13, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    woah… blueberries and corn? Love this idea! Perfect summer salad!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — June 13, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    Your salad recipe definitely makes me feel like I’m soaking up some rays at a picnic. Looks so refreshing and delicious! Can’t wait to see some photos from the convention!

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    kelley — June 13, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    I did the same thing yesterday. We had NO food in the house which is funny since Pete was here with the boys. I think they must have gone out for every meal! This looks like it would be the perfect salad for laying on a blanket in the sun!

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    What a wonderful and colorful salad. I would never thought of pairing corn and blueberries. Great idea!

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    Lauren — June 13, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    I just bought a huge 3 pound container of blueberries at costco. Perfect timing :) {Also, I’m so glad I got to meet you, Josh & Caleb this last weekend! You are wonderful!}

    • Two Peas replied: — June 13th, 2012 @ 10:29 am

      You are wonderful too! So glad we were able to hangout!

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    Wow! That is just bursting with summer produce! I can’t wait until both blueberries and corn are available in Southern California! Can’t wait to try it!

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — June 13, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    Beautiful color and flavors in this salad, Maria!

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    Jaren@Kiwi Fit Blog — June 13, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    Wow thats almost too pretty to eat. ALMOST. Looks delicious!

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    Cassie (bake your day) — June 13, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    This is beautiful Maria. I don’t think I would have thought to combine corn and blueberries but I can’t wait to try it!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — June 13, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    what a gorgeous combo! i love the subtle sweetness in both things – i bet it’s delicious!

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    kelly — June 13, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    i have been making this since i saw it in better homes and garden…its a keeper, so yummy!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — June 13, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    Oh. My. Dear. I need to get on this before I freaking pass out.

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    The perfect summer salad!

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    What a gorgeous salad! I never would have put blueberries with corn before, but it sounds wonderful!

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    Shaina — June 13, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    I was already on board, and then I saw the honey lime dressing and was pushed right over the top.

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    Corrie Anne — June 13, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    That’s a fascinating combo!!! I’m curious to try it!

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    I don’t think I would have thought to add berries to a salad like this, but it looks really refreshing. Perfect for a picnic! Love it!

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    Cara — June 13, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    Maria this sounds incredible! Not surprising because it reminds me of a strawberry corn salad I have on my blog from a couple summers ago. I will have to try it with blueberries!

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    Emilie — June 13, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    this looks so delicious and refreshing!

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    Ok, this is not a combo I would ever think of!! But, it looks so pretty and delicious!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — June 13, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    So light and summery – love it :)

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    Christa Kelso Borden — June 13, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    Just found your blog and can’t wait to browse around. I just so happen to have corn AND bluberries in the fridge, so I stumbled upon this recipe at the right time.
    Beautiful blog you have :)
    -Mini B.

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    I love this! I never would have thought to combine blueberries with corn, but it looks great and I love extra fiber boost! Yum!

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    Ann P. — June 13, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    YES! I just picked up a massive package of blueberries at Costco, and this is the perfect summer salad to fix. :)

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — June 13, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    That salad looks so refreshing :)

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    Tracy {Pale Yellow} — June 13, 2012 @ 6:43 pm

    Great looking salad! Such a unique side dish for a simple summer supper!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 13, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

    what a fun and different salad! i love the addition of the blueberries, in fact, i have a whole container in my fridge right now :) must try this!

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