Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Corn , Cilantro, and Cucumber Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing




The farmer's markets are overflowing with fresh corn, and it is time to make my delicious triple C salad.

Of all the ways to eat fresh corn from the cob, I like to cut the kernels off the cob ( uncooked) and eat them raw.  The tender milky kernels are sweet, crunchy and delicious making them a welcome addition to salads.



In the past, I've made flavorful salads using ripe Jersey summer tomatoes, fresh corn, and summer basil. This time I wanted to mix it up and try some other salad fixings.

I found that crisp kirby cucumbers,  cilantro, and seasonal corn taste delightful tossed in a creamy citrus dressing. This salad takes only minutes to make and goes well with most entrees.

** Please note: Some people do not like the taste of cilantro- if that is the case substitute parsley.



Although the key ingredients in this salad all start with the letter "C"  ( corn, cilantro, and cucumber),  I did break up the pattern by adding some sweet red onion and some lovely black olives.



The combination of ingredients makes a beautiful presentation, and I love the contrast of the colors and tastes. Like all my recipes, my salad is naturally gluten free and this one is vegan.



So if you are looking for something for additional ways to enjoy summer corn, this light vegan salad might be just what you are looking for. You can eat your corn without heating up the house.


Personally, this is one of the salads that I usually serve at my Rosh Hashanah holiday table.

Author: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: none
Serves: 4

Ingredients: 
3 medium kirby cucumbers, peeled and diced
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro ( or parsley)
2 ears of corn, with kernels sliced off
1/2 cup of chopped red onion
1/2 cup of pitted black olives

Directions:
Mix all of the ingredients together in a large salad bowl.
Toss with the fresh Lime Dressing


Ingredients for the Creamy Lime Dressing:
Juice of 1 large lime
Cracked Pepper
Himalayan Salt
1/2 Avocado
1 Tablespoon water

Directions for dressing;
Whiz all ingredients together in a blender until smooth

Pour over the salad

My Notes:
Use the creamy lime dressing or just dress with freshly squeezed lime juice



This recipe will be shared Sunday on Souper Sunday at Kahakai Kitchen where you can link up soup, salad, or sammie recipes...



Also will be shared on Friday on Weekend Cooking open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share. 







25 comments:

  1. This looks delicious!!!! Thanks so much for posting. I love getting new salad ideas and the dressing looks delicious and easy.

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    1. Wendy,
      I always appreciate your comments. Hope you do get to try my new salad idea. It was even better the 2nd day after sitting in the lime juice

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  2. This looks sooooo delicious. You just solved my dilemma of what to have for dinner tonight!

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    1. You will not be disappointed! Make a lot- everyone will love it.

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  3. Simple and delicious! My favorite combo, Judee.

    Shirley

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    1. Shirley,
      Yes , it is one of those recipes that is simple but healthy and delicious

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  4. Wendy,
    The salad dressing is so delicious as is the salad. Hope you like it

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  5. Fresh, crunchy and so delicious! I love that zingy lime dressing.

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    1. Angie,
      The dressing is simple, zingy, and delicious.

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  6. This recipe comes at a good time for me. I had so much corn in the fridge and just this morning cut it off the cob to freeze. I like the sound of this recipe!

    Thank you very much for your kind words on my blog regarding the storm. We are incredibly fortunate and survived hurricane Irma just fine. My family is well and I couldn't ask for more. Sadly it's devastating in south Florida. But I wanted to thank you for keeping us in your thoughts.

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    1. Glad you are fine after the storm and thanks for your comment . It's always good to have some extra ideas of how to use up summer produce.

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  7. I just pinned your salad it looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,we are so happy to have you join us. Have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. thank you Miz Helen- I always appreciate it when someone pins my recipes.

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  8. This is a great way to help use up some of the vegetables I have on hand right now. I can't wait to make this for supper.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it and feel free to substitute vegetables

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  9. Yum! Some of my favorite ingredients are in this salad and I especially love the crunch and the sound of that lime dressing. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week. ;-)

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    1. Yes Deb,
      The lime dressings or just plain lime juice accentuates the taste of this simple corn salad

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  10. Sounds like the perfect summer recipe! I love all the flavors.

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  11. That is perfect for this hot weather! I love corn so, works for me!

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  12. I love corn, but I would be leaving out the olives I'm afraid

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  13. Sounds really good but I can't stand black olives.

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  14. There's nothing like fresh summer corn - Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe at the What's for Dinner party!

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  15. Wonderful harvest! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  16. Looks so fresh and crisp. Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! i hope you come party with us this week :) PINNED

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  17. Congratulations!
    We have enjoyed featuring your awesome post at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us!
    Miz Helen

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