Sweet Corn Salad

Did everyone enjoy the holiday weekend? We sure did. We went hiking, relaxed at our friend’s pool, enjoyed dinner with friends, watched fireworks with the neighborhood, and got some things done around the house. We were busy the entire weekend. I need a day of rest now:) I was pretty tired last night, so I made an easy sweet corn salad for dinner.

During the summer, I could eat sweet corn for dinner every night. I just love it. I grew up in Illinois, where corn is plentiful and so good. I miss Illinois’s corn, but luckily, Utah’s sweet corn is tasty too. It is a little early for corn, but I found some at a local stand and gave it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. The corn was sweet, juicy, and so delicious in this salad. I added all of my favorite flavors-cilantro, lime, red pepper, tomatoes, and red onion. I sprinkled feta cheese on the top and we dug in.

If you are a sweet corn lover, like me, make this salad. It is a great way to enjoy summer’s fresh produce. You can serve it as a side dish to chicken, fish, or you can stir in black beans for added protein. It is also good with tortilla chips. Enjoy this recipe all summer long!

Sweet Corn Salad

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3 ears sweet corn, husks removed

2 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 red pepper, chopped

1/2 red onion, chopped

1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

1 small jalapeno, diced, seeds removed

Juice of 2 limes

1/3 cup feta cheese

Salt and pepper, to taste


1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Gently add the sweet corn to the boiling water. Cook 2-3 minutes. Remove from water and let cool. Once cool, remove the corn kernels with a knife. Discard the ears.

2. In a large bowl, add the tomatoes, red pepper, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno. Stir in the sweet corn. Add the lime juice and stir again. Sprinkle salad with feta cheese, salt, and pepper. Gently stir.

3. Serve cold.

*Note-you can add black beans or serve this as a side salad to fish, chicken, or any meat. It is also good with tortilla chips.

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