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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Sweet corn Salad



Sweet corn Salad

   Salads can serve as a  quick and healthy snack or as a starter to any meal , as accompaniment to main dish or a satisfying meal on their own. For many of us, Summer treats are incomplete without crunchy and fresh Sweet corn. Here is a simple yet flavorful salad recipe for all corn lovers.

In this simple salad recipe the boiled Sweet corn kernels are mixed with fresh tomatoes and cucumber and tossed with lime juice , salt and pepper powder. This colourful salad not only is a visual delight and tastes great  but also is very healthy as it has no oil used for salad dressing . And best part is that this salad can be made up to 8 hours ahead. My son happily takes this salad to school in his snack box. 

Coming to the health benefits of Sweet corn, Sweet corn is known as a starch vegetable and has high amounts of carbohydrates and fiber and hence beneficial to athletes and general population. The sweet juicy kernels are rich in numerous vitamins minerals and anti oxidants. Placing it alongside some particular foods , one can boost the nutrient content of the meal even more.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup frozen Sweet corn
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onions
  • 1/2 cup cheery tomatoes halved
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Method:
  1. Steam the Sweet corn for 3-4 minutes in a pot or microwave with some water. Drain and keep aside to cool down. 

      2.  Combine Cucumber, Onions, Coriander, Tomatoes Sweet corn and lime juice in a large bowl. Season it with Salt and Pepper. Add this dressing little at a time, then toss, taste and add more as needed. Serve chilled.  





Notes:
  • To add incomparable flavor to the salad , final garnish can be done with fresh herbs like Basil, Parsley or Chives.
  • Can add chat masala and Chili powder and enjoy it like spicy tangy chaat !
  • This is oil free recipe.. you can add Olive oil for dressing the salad if you wish. 
  • Do not over cook the corns .
  • You may add Bell peppers or any other salad of your choice. 
  • Can use chopped Plum tomatoes, if Cherry tomatoes not available.
  • I have used frozen Sweet corn , but fresh corn tastes even better.
  • This Salad serves as a good option during Summer picnics.


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