Corn

A Spicy, Cheesy, and Herby Sriracha-Lime Corn Salad

August 10, 2015

For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Kendra Vaculin has quick, exciting meals to rescue you from that box of minute rice.

Today: Save money on floss by enjoying your corn off the cob.

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Corn salads are a summertime staple in my life, mostly because I have corn-on-the-cob P.T.S.D., the result of many years with braces. One look at a pile of grilled or boiled ears, stacked high and ready to be gnawed and I’m 13 years old again, against a mirror and picking kernels out of my metallic smile. At the swim team barbecue! Where there are cute boys! Stressful. 

To avoid the embarrassment — and to money save on floss — slice your corn kernels off the cob, where they become a blank slate. Go simple, fancy, herby, fishy...or like I’ve been doing recently, spicy with help from Sriracha. Spicy and cheesy, with a little bit of green in there for color, it’s the most delicious way to taste summer sweet corn instead of wearing it.

Sriracha-Lime Corn Salad

Makes 4 side servings

1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons Sriracha
3 ears of corn, kernels sliced off of the cobs
1 red bell pepper, cored and minced so the pieces are about the same size as corn kernels
2 tablespoons olive oil (or, for a slightly richer iteration, 1 tablespoon olive oil plus 1 tablespoon butter)
1/4 cup (packed) chopped parsley
1/4 cup (scant) crumbled Cotija cheese
1/2 lime, for squeezing
Salt and pepper, to taste

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Photo by Bobbi Lin

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4 Comments

Deb August 26, 2015
If I can't include cheese is it still worth making
 
Yessica August 10, 2015
good camping recipe...will try it this coming week. I think I will serve this with chicken or beef or anything else that comes my way!!! yummm
 
Stacey August 10, 2015
What would you serve this with?
 
Bella B. August 10, 2015
This looks so flavourful!<br /><br />xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com