Dilled, Crunchy Sweet Corn Salad With Buttermilk Dressing
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anne January 20, 2023
I've been making this for years now. Made it for pot luck at work and it was gone first and everyone wanted the recipe. I also add some big fat chilled gulf shrimp, cut in half or thirds, depending on their size and boy is that ever good. This salad is always a huge hit, I even make it when corn is off season if I find some good imported cobs at the market. I know! it's a no-no, but I can't help myself. Sometimes they are starchy, but a quick sautee in some butter then chilled is just fine. Don't get the corn soft, just cook enough to soften up that starch. It's a winter treat!
creamtea January 20, 2023
I'm so glad you like my recipe and it was a hit at the potluck! Great ideas for changing it up!
Darian September 26, 2022
Suffering from a broken A/C down here in (still sweltering) Florida, so this was a perfect dinner while we waited for the ever-elusive A/C Repair Person. I used basil instead of dill per other reviews due to personal preference. Overall it was a great dish and really hit the spot in these circumstances. I found there was more dressing than needed, but that's never a bad thing.
creamtea September 29, 2022
Thank you for trying my recipe, but most importantly, I hope you and yours stay safe and sound (and well-fed) through this hurricane season! -Lisanne
Darian September 30, 2022
Hi Lisanne, thank you for your well wishes - we made it through Hurricane Ian in one piece (including our newly fixed A/C unit). We look forward to enjoying your dish again many times in the future!
Anna G. August 3, 2021
This was a hit for my entire family, even my veggie-hesitant 12 and 14 year-olds! I used cilantro and dill and added fresh lime juice to the dressing. Love adding new dishes to the family menus.
Judy S. September 13, 2020
I came this evening looking for a new salad dressing. Then realized I had all of the ingredients for the whole shebang exactly as written. Had to try it and it's fabulous! Thank you! I've been making lots of fresh corn salads this summer, usually grilled first with fresh peaches, other crunchy veggies, parsley and dressed with lime juice and a little olive oil. But yours will now be a regular, too!
nancyg July 6, 2020
Need a salad for 90* weather tonight. Will make this and add canned salmon on the side. That should be good with the dill & other ingredients. Nancyg
ElleRossi April 6, 2020
Love love LOVE this salad! We make it as it is called for, however had to sub feta for cottswold cheddar with chives this time and HIGHLY recommend ! This is a standard offering in our household when corn is in season
creamtea April 7, 2020
Hi Elle! Thank you so much for your feedback. It's great to know you've been using my recipe in different ways. The Cotswold cheddar sounds like a great substitution! I may play around with it myself!
Richard C. August 9, 2019
Just saw this on the channel....OH MY GOODNESS!!...Looks amazing...and was never a corn in my salad kind of guy...But..ANY recipe on Food52 is worth a try!...SOOO love all the great recipes and techniques!!..THANK YOU SO MUCH!
creamtea August 11, 2019
Thank you for your comment! I hope you try my recipe. Let me know how you like it!
Rhetta July 28, 2019
I'm going to make this tomorrow but what is a "long red pepper"? A bell pepper or a hot Fresno?
creamtea July 29, 2019
A sweet bell pepper. Around this time of year, our markets get a sweet, pointed variety, but any red bell pepper will do.
BoulderGalinTokyo October 5, 2018
YUM! Made for a third year in a row- what a winner! Loved how you nibbled your way into a great recipe!
Kirsten G. October 4, 2018
Being asked for the recipe of a dish you bring to a party, is a wonderful compliment, and a nice indicator that you've invested your time in a winner! I brought this salad to my book club and everyone raved. 10 out of 12 people contacted me afterwards, and requested the recipe. I couldn't find fresh dill, and had loads of thyme and oregano growing on my patio, so I chopped them up and it was wonderful. This is a great, simple, fresh salad.
creamtea October 4, 2018
Thank you for letting me know Kirsten! I'm so delighted you and your book club members enjoyed my recipe!
Joanne July 25, 2018
This is an awesome salad! Loved it last year and couldn't wait to make it again as soon as this year's corn was ready. I used an english cucumber instead of the persian, but otherwise stayed true to the recipe. It keeps well overnight in the fridge, too, so I can get a couple of meals out of it for the two of us. Thanks for such a wonderful complement to my summer!
Ashley July 12, 2018
This is the corn confetti-type salad I can get behind. Rock star recipe that will feature prominently in my summer meals, forever. Substitute as needed but it's seriously great as written. Well done!
zaqary July 3, 2018
This is a great and bright salad! I've found that it's highly adaptable to substitute ingredients with whatever you have in your fridge at the moment. It's popular as a side, and I've added different proteins to the leftover to make a meal for work. And, the dressing is a good staples to have in your repertoire.
creamtea July 3, 2018
zaqary, thanks for trying my recipe! I'm so glad you liked it and are finding the dressing usable for other salads as well.
Patty June 22, 2018
Really good dressing. I added thyme, subbed shallots for the onion and used light buttermilk. It is delicious. My salad was more of a chopped salad of cucumber, a little corn, red bell pepper, baby tomatoes, carrots, purple onion, avocado, beets, feta, and mixed greens. And smoked chicken. Purdy darn tasty!
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