Confetti Corn Salad

By • August 2, 2011 • 20 Comments



Author Notes: When corn is at its peak during the summer, it can be served fresh off the cob and is sweet, crispy and flavorful. As I was cutting corn off the cob, I thought about confetti and decided to create a colorful salad with the raw kernels. A simple lemon and lime dressing gives the salad a bright, citrusy flavor. Quick and easy for a warm summer evening!BlueKaleRoad

Serves 4

  • 4 ears of corn, shucked
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced small
  • 1 avocado, diced small
  • 1/2 English cucumber, diced small
  • 1/2 large lemon, sliced for squeezing
  • 1 lime, sliced for squeezing
  • Splash of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Stand each ear of corn up in a large bowl and use a knife to cut the corn kernels off the cob. You can save the cobs to simmer in soup stock, or toss them out the back door to the chickens for an afternoon treat as I did.
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine the raw corn kernels, tomatoes, blueberries, bell pepper, avocado and cucumber. Squeeze the lemon and lime over the mix and stir gently. Add a splash of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Stir again and serve.
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Tags: fresh, quick, Summer, Vegetarian

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almost 3 years ago healthierkitchen

Wow! I would never have thought of adding blueberries, but it sounds amazing!

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, healthierkitchen!

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almost 3 years ago lorigoldsby

those blueberries are a wonderful pop of color and I bet a great pop of flavor! Needed another corn recipe for tomorrow--err today, hence my trawling food52 at 4:30 in the am! Thanks! Maybe I can get another 90 minutes of sleep now.

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

That's dedication, Lori, I'm impressed! I hope you got some more sleep. Happy to help out! :)

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almost 3 years ago Lizthechef

I love the blueberries in this - what a show-stopper of a photo!

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

You are so kind, Liz, thank you!

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almost 3 years ago KCintheKitchen

Wonderful photo!

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thanks so much, KC!

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almost 3 years ago Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast

Oh, this looks fantastic! I love the idea of blueberries in it!

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, Katie! I think I have a blueberry addiction. It's a happy thing. :)

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

Such an eye catching and delicious sounding salad; perfect for a special summer occasion!

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, lapadia! I hope you are enjoying lots of fun occasions this summer!

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almost 3 years ago TXExpatInBKK

Almost too pretty to eat! (Almost)

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you so much!

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almost 3 years ago This Little Piggy (Lisa)

Very colorful and pretty. Bet it tastes good too.

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, Lisa! It's a lovely time of year for colorful and tasty produce, that's for sure.

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Wow... this is gorgeous. Talk about eating all the colors!

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, HLA!

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almost 3 years ago SKK

This is beautiful! On my list to try.

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, I hope you like it, SKK!